God approaches us for our joy, not due to his disappointment in us. His heart is to exchange beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, and praise for despair (see Isaiah 61:3). There is no depth of shame that the love of God cannot reach. There is no story he cannot redeem. The paradox of the gospel is that our failures do not condemn us; they connect us. Jay Stringer
I love this qoute. I think sometimes we think that we are so wounded that there is no way we can ever be healed, made whole, made new. You fill in the blank
Do you have a wound that you believe cannot be healed?
Isaiah 61:3-5 (ESV) 3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.
4 They shall build up the ancient ruins;
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.
Go in peace knowing that all of His names are true and all His promises are real.