“Beloved. I know you have felt rejection at some time in your life.
You have been treated unfairly by a corrupt and evil world. Many have had unbearable pain.
I understand and I know what you are feeling, My Child.
Your Savior was despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
But listen to the good news, Dear One. Surely the Lamb of God has borne your griefs, and carried your sorrows; He was wounded for your transgressions, He was bruised for your iniquities: the chastisement of your peace was upon Him; and with His stripes you are healed.
Do not sorrow any longer, Beloved. The Glorious Cross changed everything.
What the enemy meant for evil shall become your greatest place of victory!
The Comforter Himself now dwells forever in your heart.
I comfort all who mourn, I give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for that spirit of heaviness.
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion you shall rejoice in your portion.
Hope in Me, Beloved. My Head was bowed down, so that yours could be lifted up.
I AM your Glory and the Lifter of your head. I gave My Life so that you could walk in newness of Life.
I gave up My spirit so that you could be FILLED with the Holy Spirit. And Beloved, this is just the beginning of an amazing journey. Instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. In My Presence is fullness of joy; at My right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.”
“He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed,” Isaiah 53:3-5.
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it,” Colossians 2:14-15.
“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him,” John 1:11.
“When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit,” John 19:30.
“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours,” Isaiah 61:7.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry