Your destiny is one that will display my splendour. The enemy’s tactics have been to dull and dampen your passion and enthusiasm by weighing you down with disappointment. This disappointment has eroded your hope, yet my plans for you are good, pleasing and perfect. They give you a hope and a future.
Therefore, I require an exchange: a divine exchange that takes the ashes, the mourning and the despair from your life and instead offers you my gifts of beauty, joy and praise. So come to me, bring what weighs on you, and we will do business today.
…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour.