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Good News for the Oppressed
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
for the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released
and prisoners will be freed.
He has sent me to tell those who mourn
that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,
and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.
To all who mourn in Israel,
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the Lord has planted for his own glory. (Isaiah 61:1-3)

Whatever your situation, God has some good news for you today. He can work with whatever you give Him and turn it into something much more than mediocre. In His hands, our lives can become something wonderful and beautiful. This is what the anointing of Jesus provides for those who come to Him:

Comfort for the brokenhearted

Release for those in bondage

Favor for those who are sad

Vengeance on behalf of the mistreated

Beauty for those who grieve

Praise for those who are depressed

Honor for those who have experienced shame

Provision for those who are suffering

That pretty much sums up any and every negative situation one might encounter. Take your circustances and yourself to Jesus, allow the anointing of the Holy Spirit to turn your life around. It’s a process, but with patience, perseverance, and trust, it will happen.

Lord,

Take my broken life and fix my heart. Give me a new heart, a new opportunity to be born again – to reboot my life. From now on I will live according to your owner’s manual. Just like putting salad dressing in my gas tank wrecks my car, I have wrecked my life by doing my own thing. I haven’t followed your ways, and I repent. Today, I make You leader and Lord of this life of mine. I am yours. Everything I am and everything I have! And I determine to follow you hook, line, and sinker for the rest of my days.

I’m Yours! Amen!

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