“To comfort all who mourn, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness…”. Isaiah 61:3,10
We all have times of trail when heaviness tries to come on us, a weight of oppression and discouragement just like this scripture says. But did you know that God has given His people spiritual clothes and if we put them on, it will assure us of victory in this life. We can put on garments of praise and cast off the spirit of heaviness that would try to weigh us down and tempt us to give up in defeat. With your spiritual clothes on, you are declaring the praises of God which has the power to turn any situation around.
If thoughts come to your mind that tell you you’re not saved or your sins are not fully forgiven (putting condemnation and shame on you) you can to go to your spiritual closet and grab the robe of righteousness and put it on. It speaks that the blood of Jesus has washed you clean from sin and unrighteousness. It shouts you are fully forgiven and completely righteous in God’s sight because of the cross of Christ.
Please know it is up to you to put on these powerful spiritual garments the Lord has provided for you. The garment of praise will cause you to declare His praises in the face of challenges. Your praise to Him will position you for breakthrough from Heaven. The robe of righteousness, when worn, will protect you from condemning thoughts of unworthiness and insecurities. It will propel your faith to fully believe God’s grace, favor, and forgiveness that can not be denied in your life and in your future.