If this woman could get over that, then you and I can get over ours. That’s what her testimony does. You may have lived a mild life compared to her, but we all have disappointments and regrets. You may be saying, if you’ve been through what I have been through, then you will understand. But the Bible says there’s no temptation taken you such as is common to man. Some people may say mine is special. I tell you, very few people have gone through what this lady had to deal with, but she overcame the situation. Once she shares her testimony, people begin to realise that what happened to her is worse than what’s happening to them. And if she can be happy and move on with her life, then we can all get over ours, and move on too.
It’s God in us who makes us strong and overcomers. It’s Him in us who makes us brave and courageous. God gives us confidence and the eyes to see a hopeful future. It’s Him in us who allows us to not worry and gives us the tools to fight battles bigger than ourselves. He enables us to fight against disappointments and regrets and He enables us to move on in life. It’s Him in us who helps us to overcome darkness and gives us joy, even in sorrow. So, when you feel fearful, panicked, and overcome by darkness, know that it’s God in us who can tackle and overcome all things, not your strength but His strength in us. His Holy Spirit who lives in us is our greatest weapon. With His strength, we can overcome anything, including disappointments, depression, anxiety, and regrets.
You are accepted in the beloved. “Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace “(Ephesians 1:5-7). You are highly favoured and accepted. Start quoting that, instead of thinking about the failures. It sounds so simple, but it works. It’s true. The word of God works. It’s time to move on. “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever” (Psalm 30:11-12). Is this not powerful for us? If you apply that to your life, God is literally saying, He can turn your mourning into dancing.
Mourning is a sad thing. It’s a condition, and it’s got real factual evidence supporting it. You don’t mourn over nothing, something must happen for you to mourn, and God can turn real mourning, which is a real condition, into dancing. That’s quite a claim. Only God can back that up. But I tell you, God can do it if you’ll let Him. He can turn your mourning into dancing. We can enjoy part of the inheritance God has for us and that means we must get rid of these sorrows and move on with our lives. God takes away the mourning of His people. And what does He give in place of it? Dancing! He makes our hearts dance at the mention of His name. He turns our mourning into dancing when we approach Him in prayer. And a great deal more than that.
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness. He takes off our sackcloth. That is good. What a delight to be gotten rid of your mourning and be replaced with dancing and joy! He clothes us with gladness. Not ordinary clothes, but His royal and divine gladness. Far, far better than the most expensive designer clothes you can find in this world or in any designer shop in any country on planet Earth. You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness. Your sackcloth is a loose one, it will soon come off. You can move on with your life. God will put off the clothes of mourning, disappointment, and regret and replace them with joy. Your sorrow will turn to joy. Joy is the true replacement of your sorrow. We have every reason to rejoice. The joy of the Lord is your strength. You can move on with your life no matter what has happened in the past.