A Holy Day

“‘This day is holy to the LORD your God, do not mourn nor weep.”  For all the people wept, when they heard the word of the LORD. ”  Nehemiah 8:9

“And all the people went their way to eat and drink, to send portions and rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them.”  Nehemiah 8:12

There is a sorrow that leads to repentance , when we hear God’s word and are convicted.

Lord, we thank You for not wanting us to mourn and grieve forever, but desire to forgive us and pour out Your love, joy and understanding upon us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

From Weeping to Rejoicing

When I first heard Your Word
and understood my sin

I asked for forgiveness
and was born again

You trade my sorrows
for Your joy and strength

adding to my days
Love’s eternal length.


  1. Wow!

    (PS-I’ve been having problems with WordPress, have you been getting my posts updates? Just curious, I haven’t seen you there for a while)

  2. OH SIS!! You put up my fave song–Thank You!!!! Oh, yes–it was too wonderful for words, to grieve no more for sin’s old rags–and now give Him praise, thankful new JOY. That’s what I call a costume change–PTL!!! God bless you Sis Deb, for all you do and give to touch others with His Grace. love, your sis Caddo

  3. I appreciate how you emphasize the (Godly) sorrow that leads to repentance–the purpose of which is to bring us into a right relationship with the Lord.

    To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. ~Isaiah 61:3

    What an amazing exchange!

  4. Great Post!!

  5. I’m so glad the Lord forgives us and then lets us dust off and go again. Great post, Deb. Rejoicing!
    God Bless You!

  6. “adding to my days Love’s eternal length.” Just beautiful, Lady Debbie!

  7. “Love’s eternal length” – gorgeous words, and a great song to listen to as well. So thankful for that trade that changed my life, and the joy He keeps supplying. So much to be thankful for!

  8. Great posting… What a blessing it is to know that the Lord has given us a Godly sorrow that led to our salvation. There are some, I’m afraid that have only experienced the sorrow of this world. Lets be in prayer for them. 2 Cor 7:10

  9. Thank you, Deb!

    “Lord, we thank You for not wanting us to mourn and grieve forever, but desire to forgive us and pour out Your love, joy and understanding upon us.”
    Amen!! Thankful He turned my mourning into dancing’


  10. My husband loves that song trading my sorrows. when I think of holy it’s amazes me what we think God would consider holy when in fact if we took the time to ask we will find out that He does not consider what we call Holy at all…AMEN

  11. What an exchange!
    “You traded my sorrows for Your joy and strength”
    You took my sin and gave me Your righteousness.
    You took my burdens and gave me Your peace.
    You took my weakness and gave me Your strength.
    You took my hopelessness and gave me eternal security.
    You took . . . . .
    You took ALL that held me down and You gave me YOURSELF.

    What an amazing God!
    Can I do less than give my life back to You, my Redeemer?

  12. Debbie-
    great song and post. I’m really learning about the faith you are growing through the frequency of your posts.

  13. Deb this is a beautiful post and wonderful truth that you have drawn out. Loved the song and have been contemplating your post throughout the afternoon xx

  14. God bless you, Ted! I haven’t been able to read and comment too much for the last 2 weeks . .. maybe that is why? But I will make sure I’m getting your posts now that I am back home again! 🙂 I love your images matched with His word!

  15. I love the “costume change”! God bless you and your joyous praise, Sis Caddo Delight. You set us all a dancing for Him! love you and hope to catch up here soon!

  16. Sweet Heather . .thank you for the Isaiah verse! I loved that and it adds more of Him in a wonderful way here to this post! God bless you as you go to Him today!

  17. Thank you for stopping by and God bless you and give you great joy in Him!

  18. 🙂 I do get dusty some! God bless you too, Lady D, as you go with Him! love and prayers for a great Jesus day!

  19. God bless you, Tahlitha! I’ve been away too long and can’t wait to read and soak up everyone’s messages from Him . .food and drink for me! Hope to get to your blog soon!

  20. Oh I like the “joy He keeps supplying”. It reminds me it’s not a one time deal! Thank you, Ali, for the blessing of you and your Jesus faith, that always shows!

  21. Thank you, Pastor Rob, for the precious reminder of those who sorrow without knowing the hope of Jesus. Praying with you! God bless you and your ministry to others in Jesus name.

  22. Yay! Thank you Ann full of grace, joy and song . ..for the song and your beautiful comments that bless and strength us in Jesus! God bless you as you dance today! 🙂

  23. My Aubrey loves that song to, dear Desiray! 🙂 God bless you as He continues to speak into your heart all His desires. love and prayers for your day!

  24. God bless you, Mentor Angela, and thank you for showing all the many things we get to trade in for His goodness and greatness! love you and praying you and your Redeemer have a beautiful day!

  25. What a kind thing to say, Tammy! Sometimes we don’t even realize ourselves what all He is doing and growing as we go along, so this really encouraged me. God bless you and yours as you keep taking those steps of faith!

  26. Sweet Aimee, thank you for encouraging me and blessing me and always giving me more to thank Him for! God bless you and your precious family today!

  27. Oops! I forgot you were gone! Sorry.

  28. That’s okay! No problem and thank you for checking up on me! 🙂

  29. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.


  30. Love you, wonderful woman of the Word! God bless you and your family today!

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