Overcoming Emotional Trauma

 Isaiah gave the following prophecy in the face of the destruction of Jerusalem, "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;    To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."

 Let me restate the good news.  God desires to heal your hurts and emotional wounds.  He wants to set you free from the bondage of anger and bitterness.  Now is the appropriate time to turn to the LORD.  He will take care of the issue of revenge.  He will comfort you who are grieving.  He will replace the ashes of destruction with beauty.  He will replace the sadness with His joy.  He will replace the dark cloud of depression with His praise.  WHY?  He wants you to be a righteous witness to the world of what He is doing in your life that He may receive the glory!