Turner of Tides

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

“…but the Lord your God turned the curse
into a blessing for you,
because the Lord your God loves you.”
Deuteronomy 23:5b NKJV
He turns my curse to blessing,
And sorrow into joy.
He takes my fear and gives me peace
That nothing can destroy.
He gives beauty for ashes,
And sweet freedom for chains.
He comforts me through mourning and
Gives cause for me to praise.
And all because He loves me
Much more than I could know.
I search my Bible daily for
It’s there He tells me so.
That’s why even in hard times
I can be satisfied,
‘Cause Jesus is my Savior -
The Turner of the Tide.
“…the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound…
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;”
Isaiah 61:1-3a NKJV
©Lisa DeVinney, December 2014
Inspired by Kelly Minter’s study
Nehemiah. LifeWay Press, 2012.

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