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Ladies Bible Study – Wednesday, April 6

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Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.

This relationship with God that is offered to us is actually the most incredible opportunity for romance in it’s purest form.  God truly wants that fun, close exciting relationship with you so he can fill that void in your heart to be truly loved!  It sure makes a huge difference when someone close to you hurts you deeply and you can still feel God close knowing His love will somehow get you through!  I have been deeply hurt in my days to the point where trust seemed like a dirty word but once I finally learned that no, God doesn’t make people do what is right, as much as I sometimes wish He would. He does promise that we can trust Him to always be there to help us get through whatever life brings our way!  Unfortunately there is just no way to avoid hurt and pain in this lifetime but it does help having Him close by.

Now, let’s take a little paraphrased look at the scripture in Isaiah:  “God has sent me on a mission.  I have some great news for you.  God sent me to restore and release something and that something is you.  I am here to give you back your heart and set you free.  I am furious at the Enemy who did this to you and I will fight against him for you.  Let me comfort you, for dear one, I will bestow beauty upon you where you have known only devastation.  Joy in the places of your deep sorrow.  And I will robe your heart in thankful praise in exchange for your resignation and despair.”

That was Jesus speaking, isn’t it good to know He has your back and His love goes so much deeper than any man could ever love you here on earth.  Dig deep this week and ask God to reveal His love for you in a special way that you will recognize as just for you, but then don’t forget to look for it, in a special sunset or an unusual kindness shown to you or whatever it might be and pray that He will help you in your efforts to develop that closeness with Him!

Funny for the day:  “As I was nursing my baby, my cousins six year old daughter, Krissy, came into the room.  Never having seen anyone breast feed before she was intrigued and full of questions about what I was doing.  After mulling over my answers, she remarked, “my mom has some of those but I don’t think she knows how to use them.” (Anonymous)

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Janet Scott is an author, speaker and certified life coach. Janet loves to encourage women in their daily walk with the Lord.

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