The Oil of Gladness – Daily in Your Presence – Oct. 26

Day 300


To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,

the oil of gladness instead of mourning. . . .

Isaiah 61:3

My child, My Father anointed Me for such a time as this. I came to bring beauty from ashes, to turn mourning to song, and to grant freedom from captivity. Give Me all of your ashes, all your hurts. That’s why I’m here. Where sin has ravaged your life, I will restore. Where despair has left you wounded, I will heal. I am the oil of gladness. I have abundant joy for you, My child!

You visited my heart where only bitter sadness lived. Where years of pain had stripped away its immunity, You came as the oil of gladness, offering healing and restoration. You soothed the weary places and brought new hope to me. I find my joy in You, Lord.


God never wastes the scraps of our lives, but fashions something beautiful out of each piece.

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