Times are never all one shade. Sometimes they are bright and cheerful and other times they are dark and grey. This is the way is it and how it was meant to be in order to test our resolve and strengthen our spirits. The Reverend TB Joshua reminds us, “That you have challenges does not mean you are not a Christian. Don’t measure your Christian life by your situation.” And also that we have been given tools like the Bible that God has passed on to us in order to make sure we understand how special we are to him. Here are holy words you can lean un for encouragement.

Words of Encouragement

These words lift u and confirm that you are special and chosen by God.

Psalm 23:4  Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 34:8  Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:19  The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

Psalm 37:4  Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 55:22  Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Matthew 11:28  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Why We Praise God

God is the way, the truth and the light and is worthy of our praise and worship.

Psalm 103:2-6  Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

Psalm 119:105  Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 121:1-2  I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 16:3  Commit to the LORD whatever you do,  and he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 18:10  The name of the LORD is a fortified tower;  the righteous run to it and are safe.

Isaiah 40:31  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

1 John 4:4  You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

The Bible contains many stories of those whose faith was failing and who needed words or signs to show that God was in fact there and providing support. These times set a precedent that has endured throughout the ages and still provides us with support today. Remember God is always there even when we cannot see or feel him. We will know he is there by the warmth and protection of his love.

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