Originally published by Lana Vawser Ministries.
Recently I had an encounter with the Lord and He showed me many in the body of Christ who have felt overcome with sorrow. The Lord showed me this sorrow was from circumstances in the last few years, but there were also things from many years ago that were still causing sorrow in the heart. I watched as these ones felt like their very breath had been taken by this sorrow. The word that surrounded me in this encounter was “overcome”. They felt overcome by the sorrow they were experiencing. They felt stuck in sorrow. Many were crying out “Lord I feel like I am suffocating in this sorrow” and that’s when HE stepped in.
I saw Jesus walk up before each one and He breathed upon them. His breath shouted LIFE and HEALING, SO loudly. His breath of life, His breath of healing, His breath of freedom, the breath of His deliverance, to BREATHE DEEPLY in peace again.
I could feel the longing of His heart so deeply to set them free, to break the chains of these sorrows that had entangled and weighed down their hearts and looking into their eyes, His eyes brimming with love, He spoke:
“I AM TURNING ALL YOUR SORROW INTO JOY.”
At that moment I knew all the sorrows that have kept the hearts of these precious sons and daughters of God caged, were now being healed, they were being brought back to life. There was a deep soothing and healing taking place in their hearts as His love and His presence encompassed their sorrowful hearts. I could feel such a weight in that moment of the divine turning. I could feel the weight in that moment of the recompense of the Lord. I could feel the weight of His restoration. I could feel the weight of “beauty for ashes and joy for mourning” (Isaiah 61)
When the Lord spoke “I AM TURNING ALL YOUR SORROW INTO JOY”, I felt the word “ALL” highlighted. I then began to see these ones that have been on their knees crying out to the Lord for so long and I could hear the words “Lord, there are SO MANY SORROWS. There are SO MANY SORROWS. There have been SO MANY SORROWS” and I knew when the Lord spoke “ALL” that He was going after that list of sorrows. There were such powerful revelatory truths of His love, His nature, His goodness to work ALL things together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28), that IN HIM there is LIFE and LIFE abundantly (John 10:10) and for whom the Son sets free is free indeed (John 8:36), His heart to release and restore double (Isaiah 61:7-8) that was exploding all around. As He breathed over these ones and He spoke truth over and over, over these ones, these seeds of revelation were landing in the heart and resurrection life was beginning to explode within them.
There was a DEEP DEEP joy that was being released from His heart, from His Word, from His breath upon them deep into the very core of these ones. It was a DEEP JOY that was bursting forth of being IN HIM and in His presence.
It’s a time of turning. It’s a time of breakthrough. He is healing and removing the suffocating sorrows and restoring peace, restoring joy and bringing deep, deep healing to hearts.
I heard Him speak again:
“Where there has been suffocating sorrow, you will now SEE and HEAR the SOUND OF LIFE WITHIN YOU AND ALL AROUND YOU. It’s time for RESURRECTION LIFE.”