Encouragement4you. The purpose of this page is to encourage you as you walk along life's pathway. Some days life can be awesome and other days life can be defined as "manageable." Then, there are days [or perhaps even weeks/months] when you don't know how you are going to get through.
Hope cannot exist in a heart overwhelmed by discouragement. Below are just 4 reasons why discouragement is Hope's enemy:
1. Discouragement can cause us to make unwise decisions and mistakes.
2. Discouragement can cause us to make unhealthy [and often unrealistic] comparisons.
3. Discouragement makes us focus on our failures, exaggerating the negative.
4. Discouragement robs us of experiencing God's blessings and power because it consumes us.
God speaks to us through His Word. Make one simple change each morning......begin by saying, "Good Morning, Lord" before you even get out of bed. Make time to read even 1 Scripture verse. Lift your day up to Him. Dismiss whispers of discouragement as soon as they begin, replacing them by thanking God for each moment of the day, trusting Him to help you through even the most challenging situations. God loves to work in your life, but you have to choose to let Him.
Expect God to do amazing things. He can you know! Kick discouragement out every time it begins to creep in....when you do, you will experience the power, joy and peace of unending HOPE.
"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation." Psalm 5: 3 NIV
**THANK YOU M.W. for letting me refer to portions of your message last Sunday! Awesome stuff!
Sometimes, life gets confusing when dark clouds of doubt or uncertainty seem to hover over us because of difficult circumstances or situations. We become frustrated because we don't know what to do or how to cope.
But the one who turns to God.....who seeks out His Presence in the midst of the darkness....will discover something so beautiful and so comforting that the darkness of fear and anxiety will be forced to retreat.
Continually seek God's Guidance, especially when dark clouds of doubt and uncertainty threaten to overshadow you. Talk to Him [prayer]... then listen for His Words of wisdom and guidance. Seeking Him during these times will empower you to face difficulties with courage.
You will not only discover an ever-present Peace ....
You will discover the blessing of calling upon God.
"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Jeremiah 33: 3 NIV
Learn to Trust God's Guidance. Set aside time to be still, so He can speak to your heart through His Word. Bring everything before Him......Let Him be your Life-Guide. Dare to take those first steps forward.....dare to trust. Put Your hand in His. It is the wisest decision you'll ever make.
"I was very aware of the futility in trying to move forward without placing my hand, my complete trust, and my very life into the divine care of the One Who created me." [An excerpt from my book-pg. 31]
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" [emphasis mine] Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
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