And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Isaiah 51:11, ESV)
Ever have a deep sigh escape your lips? Is the sorrow of the day pressing in on you? Do you feel like a prisoner in a land that you are trying to free? We have all been held captive, in one way or another, by sin. God has paid the price. He sent His son to die in our place so that the sorrow and sighing can cease. Gladness and joy will have its day when we turn from our captor to our Savior. Ultimately, when Christ returns to this earth to claim us as His own for all eternity.
Prayer: Lord, you are my joy.