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Need some encouragement today?


… then this post is for you!   It was written back in 2009 during an especially discouraging time in my own life.  As always, God is as beautifully faithful today as He was in 2009, and as He was in the beginning – and as He will be tomorrow!  May God Almighty encourage you through His Ever Present and Never Failing Word. 🙂



If you are thirsty for a Word from God about you, your needs, or your loved ones, may these Truths from your Good and Sovereign Lord quench your parched hearts. He loves you and is concerned about every detail of your life and your circumstances. And He is working on your behalf, even if you can’t see it. By faith and by past experience, I know this to be true.

Trust Him, my friends. And let His peace and presence wash over you through His Word today… I’m praying for you…

  • “But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].” Job 23:10 (Amp)
  • “I lay down and slept; I wakened again. for the Lord sustains me.” Psalm 3:5 (Amp)


  • “For He knows our frame. He earnestly remembers and imprints on His heart that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14 (Amp)


  • “O My Strength, I will watch and give heed to you and sing praises; for God is my Defense (my Protector and High Tower). My God in His mercy and steadfast love will meet me…” Psalm 59:9-10 (Amp)


  • “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), But He has given us a Spirit of Power and of Love and of Calm and Well Balanced Mind and Discipline and Self-control.” 2 Tim. 1:7 (Amp)


  • “But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory (making us conquerors) through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 15:57 (Amp)


  • “By the help of God I will praise His word.” Psalm 56:4 (Amp)


  • “Your God has commanded your strength [your might in His service and impenetrable hardness to temptation]. O God, display Your might and strengthen what You have wrought for us!” Psalm 68:8 (Amp)


  • “The LORD is good, a strong Refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7 (NLT)


  • “Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the consistently righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). Psalm 55:22 (Amp)


  • “But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.” Psalm 55:23 (Amp)


  • “As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is flawless. He is a Shield for all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 18:30 (NIV)


  • “The One who called you is completely dependable. If He said it, He’ll do it.”
    1 Thes 5:24 (The Message)


  • “In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, He brings the knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God.” 2 Cor. 2:14-16 (The Message)


  • “Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” Hosea 6:3 (NLT)


Clinging to the Lord and to each of these truths with you… (In fact, these have been some of my Scriptutre memory verses for this year. Before I knew I would need some of them in the present circumstance we are in, God had planted them in my heart. He is so good to us, isn’t He?)


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