If you need some encouragement today, know that you are not dealing with your mountains alone. The Good Shepherd will take you over the mountains and down to the other side. Your current difficulties might appear to be insurmountable but the Lord is the One who is insurmountable. No one and nothing can prevail over Him and win against Him. He will always be bigger than the highest piles of trials you might face. The opposition will nail you against the wall and make you feel like nothing and no one can save you but remember, Jesus conquered the nails on the cross. The nails that are trying to pin you down in a defeated position today were overcome thousands of years ago. On that cross Jesus saw you. He saw your face and He did it all for you. He did it so you could have the victory in this life filled with battles and losses. He didn’t destroy the power of death so you would live under the yoke of death. That will not happen. Jesus died and rose again and He took you with Him. The old life is gone. You have a new life in Him where despite discouragement, there is always hope.
If you need some encouragement today, know God is the God of encouragement and He has all the words you need to hear so you come out triumphant today. The words of love and hope He wrote in His Word just for you are still vibrant with resurrecting power and with power to right all the wrongs in your life. Open His Book and dive into chapters of life. Those chapters were written with you in mind. Jesus came to earth with you in mind and He left a legacy that is beautifully presented in the Book of Life. Take courage. God knows exactly what you need to hear and when you go to His Word with a prayerful heart, He will speak volumes that negative thoughts won’t be able to silence. Stay in the Word. Stick with the Word. Abide by the Word. Live the Word. Embrace the Word. You will adopt a way of life where encouragement is always flowing and optimism is reigning.
If you need some encouragement today, know that the Spirit of the Lord is with you and that He will enlighten you and encourage you. He is the best source of encouragement you can ever find. What He loves to talk about is Jesus. He knows that Jesus is the encouragement you need today. No one comes close to Jesus and you are going to have what you need. If you are in need of a spiritual push, look to Jesus. If you are in need of an emotional boost, turn to Jesus. If you are in need of physical strength, ask Jesus. If you are in need of an awakening, rest in Jesus. Jesus will always be the answer. He was the answer yesterday and He will be the answer tomorrow and forever. All you need to make it today is Jesus. Don’t look any further, He is the key you need to open all the doors that have been locked in your life.
If you need some encouragement today, know that help is on the way. The minute your heart sinks, the minute your mind drowns, the Lord is on the way. Why? He hears the cries of your heart. He sees the thoughts in your mind. There is an army of angels that will come to your rescue. The Lord won’t let you hurt your foot on a stone. Angels are ministering spirits sent to serve you, the heir of salvation. Keep your hopes up. You are surrounded by more than you know and loved much more than you will ever know. The Lord holds you dearly in His heart and with every beat there is a shout of joy because He rejoices over you.
If you need some encouragement today, know that God’s grace and mercy are making a way for you. Out of nowhere, peace and bliss will come. Don’t lose hope. God is going to do something amazing for you and you are going to come back from a long way down in the pits of misery. You are not going to stay in those pits. You don’t belong there. God has a new place for you to enjoy where all the bad things that happened in the trenches of life will be forgotten. You are going to enter into a season of God’s favor and all the attacks of the enemy will be erased from your memory. Jesus conquered the world and He conquered all of your problems. If you need some encouragement today, praise the Lord. His hope is here to stay!
Suggested reading: Psalm 34:7; Psalm 91:11-12; Hebrews 1:14