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!
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