From time to time we all struggle with situations around us and we need encouragement. After a hard day; after an illness; through financial turmoil; after the loss of a loved one – the circumstances are entirely different but words of encouragement help us through each hardship to see and feel the love of Christ in our lives.
Billy Graham said, “One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. The most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When we look around and see pessimism on every side, we should remember the Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future. The Bible is more modern than tomorrow morning’s newspaper. The Bible accurately foretells the future, and it says that the consummation of all things shall be the coming again of Jesus Christ to this earth. If your life is dismal, depressed, and gloomy today, Christ can turn those dark clouds inside out. The sunlight of His love can still shine into the darkest part of your life.” Let these Scriptures give you hope and encourage you today.
Here are 5 things the Bible says about ENCOURAGEMENT:
“For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
“The Lord is my strength and shield.
I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
Psalm 28:7 (NLT)
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13 (NLT)
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”