Tag Archives: Encouragement

His Loving Kindness is Eternal

Sunset Over Water

Sunset Over Water

The best Bible verse on this subject is: 1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks unto Jehovah, for he is good; For his lovingkindness endures for ever.   Our kindness and love seems to have limits, but God does not have limits. He is God, the creator of the heavens and earth and is full of energy.

The Lord is My Strength – Prayer

Consider this verse:  Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.   In this verse, it does not say to “pray for strength”, it says the Lord is my strength. So the prayer for strength is simply to say The Lord is my strength”.  Just say this a few times, and the realization will hit you, it’s not  asking for strength, it’s declaring the fact about where our strength comes from. Our strength is not a thing, but a person Jesus Christ. This is the best prayer for strength.

God Remembers Your Good Works

God remembers your good work and sacrifices.  Some people help other with a kind deed, serves for years without recognition teaching children, or ministers to the elderly.

Hebrew 6:10 for God is not unrighteous to forget your work and the love which ye showed toward his name, in that ye ministered unto the saints, and still do minister.

The New Covenant Encourages Prayer

Here we have one of five passages in the Bible on the new covenant.

Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

Notice the phrase “cause you to walk in My statutes” Surely God wants us to pray, and here God helps us to pray.

Christ Intercedes for Us

Romans 8:34 who is he that condemns? It is Christ who has died, but rather has been also raised up; who is also at the right hand of God; who also intercedes for us.

This is another encouraging verse since it shows that the Lord is praying (interceding) for us.  So don’t loose heart, God is on your side to bring you fully into His glory.

Eternal Realities

Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little in comparison with eternal realities.” from Robert Murray M’Cheyne

This verse reminds me of I Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Also consider the verse showing the confidence of God in completing what He begun in us.   Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

So when we pray, remember God is in this eternal realm, and sees things from this perspective.

Encouragement when we do not see God

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’    This means we should be encouraged even when we do not see God in our daily environment.  God is there, He will strengthen and hold us up.

We sometimes rely upon our feelings to indicate God’s presence, but our feeling are many times not accurate.  The one sure way is to trust by faith in what God says in His Word.   All that counts is what God says, not what our feeling feel.  We may feel up or feel down, but regardless God is there and we know by faith that He answers prayer.