King James Version (KJV)
1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
I enjoy reading books by Joyce Meyer. I just finished reading Beauty for Ashes, which I checked out from the library, and really want to share page 215 of the book with you. There is so much joy in believing in Jesus and salvation through him. The bible verse above brings me hope, hope that I too can receive beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning. Praise the LORD for his Word.
Books that I have read by Joyce Meyer ~
Knowing God Intimately
Be Anxious For Nothing
I Dare You ~ Embrace Life with Passion
Never Give Up!
The Confident Woman
How to Succeed at Being Yourself
Conflict Free Living
Living Beyond Your Feelings
Secrets to Exceptional Living: transforming your life through the fruit of the spirit
Help Me I'm Married
Reduce Me to Love