For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation | Psalm 149:4 (NASB)
“I approve of you, Beloved! You have experienced disapproval and reproach from man, but hear My declaration over you today: you have My approval, and My delight is in you, My Bride. How precious are My thoughts towards you, for they outnumber the grains of sand (Psalm 139:18).
“I have seen the cost, dear one, even when others have not. I have seen your bravery, just as I have also seen the tears you’ve shed in secret. Every tear is precious to Me, because you are precious to Me; each one I have collected in a bottle—as it is written in My Word:
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book (Psalm 56:8).
“I am pulling out the arrows that others have carelessly shot at you through their words and their actions, filling you with My healing balm of Gilead. Hear the love song that I am singing over you: I am binding up your heart, healing your wounds of former seasons. It’s a new day and a new dawn! Do not look to the former, for I am doing something new.
“What the enemy has sought to destroy you with has only served to make you stronger. He has greatly underestimated your strength and tenacity, even as you have said in your heart, ‘though he slay me, I will praise the Lord.’ You have allowed My purposes to be accomplished in you, and now I am turning the bitter into sweet! Surely you will receive double for all that you have suffered. The woundings of your previous season will be the very launching pad that propels you forward to minister with an even greater compassion and anointing! The very areas of which you have overcome, you now carry an even greater anointing in. For freely you have received, now freely give (Matthew 10:8).
“You are My liberated one, arising from the ashes and being sent out to release liberty to the captives, proclaiming My freedom (Isaiah 61:1). You will go forth in great joy, for I am the God who turns mourning into dancing. Hear heaven’s declaration over you, Beloved: the Father approves of you, and His delight is in you,” says the Lord!
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands (Isaiah 55:12).