The Great Exchange

Canada Goose -Nest Janaf - #3 - 04062013 - 101_0015The Holy Scriptures record many examples of the great exchange promised us. Below, I have recorded a few verses that have brought change to my life. I read them, memorize them, speak, and meditate on them often.
Mourning to dancing:
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.1
Restlessness to rest:
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”2
A heart of stone to a heart of flesh:
And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.3
Unforgiveness to forgiveness:
Who forgives all our sins,4 and never again remembers our lawless deeds.5
Fearful to fearless:
You freed me from all my fears.6 for You have not given me the spirit of fear, but of love, of power, and a sound mind.7
Confusion to peace:
The Lord will bless His people with peace.8 “I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.9
Hopelessness to hope:
O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O LORD, from childhood.10  You will be the hope of Your people.11
Unloved to loved:
That you may experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully,12  and to know that nothing can separate you from that love. Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature.13
Words from the Holy Scriptures have the inbuilt power to change our lives. They have changed mine. Will you allow them to change yours also?

References: 
1. Psalm 30:11; 2. Matthew 11:28; 3. Ezekiel 36:26; 4. Psalm 103:3
5. Hebrews 10:17; 6. Psalm 34:4; 7. 2 Timothy 1:7
8. Psalm 29:11; 9. John 14:27; 10. Psalm 71:5 , 11. Joel 3:16
12. Ephesians 3:19; 13. Romans 8:38-39

Photo:  Canada Goose, Janaf Shopping Center, Norfolk, Va.

Audio Version:

Music:  Nathan S. Elliott – Come To Jesus
Previously posted 4/16/2015

Brokenness

MT (Duck) -Northern Shoveler - 02042014 - 101_0512 Heavenly Father,
for being available

to heal the brokenness 
after the pain of:
divorce
death 
depression
discouragement
disappointment ~

never for one moment did I think
I would survive

but with your help
I did
Thank You Father,
Thank You.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen
Photo: Northern Shoveler Duck

Taken at:
Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va