When we believe in Jesus and follow him, there is a refreshing that we can experience that is a joy unspeakable and full of glory.
I give beauty for ashes, strength for fear, gladness for mourning, and peace for despair. Come, all who are empty, mourning, brokenhearted, in despair, hopeless, and misunderstood. Come, all who are weary and I will give you rest. I will swallow up your disappointments with My glory and splendor. You will be so filled to overflowing with My presence through the residing Holy Spirit that you will felt the Father’s heart of love toward you. You will know your life has purpose and meaning. You will love all those around you. Yes, a love that is merciful and kind, that is full of grace and peace.
My joy overtakes you in this place with Me. When you seek here and there for satisfaction you are left empty, but I fill to overflowing. I fill so that you reflect My glory, so that you are not only lifted up from your low estate, but lift others up around you. My rivers of living water flow through you to pour on all who are oppressed, thirsty, and in need of a filling up.
How empty have you been, how empty are these about you. Be filled with Me and fill them with My outpouring through you. Show them My love, speak tenderly to each one, yes even those you say do not deserve it. I know their hearts, I know what I created them to be. If they are not yet reflecting My glorious image then show them Me through you. Let Me change hearts, you only pour out and offer yourself up to continue to pour for I keep you, I refresh you, I strengthen you, My love.
Oh I pour upon you so that laughter even fills your belly. I give you My joy and peace for from My view all is well. See as I do, rejoice in Me. Be not cumbered about by circumstance, for you do not see the days ahead , but I do. Oh, riches stored in secret places I desire to pour out, let Me by dwelling with Me. Let Me impart all I desire to do in and through you. Oh be amazed, for surely this day you have come to a place of outpouring like you have never known.
You thought one way, but I lift your eyes to Me to see a new way. How limited was your thinking of what is possible, I expand your mind. I give your heart hope, I speak life into you. Rejoice in Me, let My joy in you be evident to all. I say yes and Amen, I remove your sackcloth and cloak of despair. Come and be light in Me.
“Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre. Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival; this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say: I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Hear me, my people, and I will warn you – if you would only listen to me, Israel! You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”