Archive for the ‘ Discouragement ’ Category

VerseD: James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
James 1:2‭-‬3, ESV

When troubling time comes, we rely on Christ’s love and the Holy Spirit, knowing that God is staying us closer to Himself through our circumstances.

VerseD: Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord , and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 55:22, ESV

God does not promise no trouble in life. “Cast your burden” implies problems. Rather, He uses our difficulties and our reliance on Him to shine His light to this hurting world.

VerseD: Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9, ESV

We live in a world that promotes selfishness and retribution, denying the truth of God’s Word. May we live as Christ: sacrificially loving others and doing what God has called us to do.

VerseD: 1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Peter 5:10, ESV

There are many struggles and attacks we face in this life, but our ever-present Lord holds us and lifts us up, ultimately to eternal life.

VerseD: Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10, ESV

Jesus promised persecution and problems in this life following Him, so we should encourage each other and take hope that He is with us.

VerseD: Exodus 14:14

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Exodus 14:14, ESV

It is possible that the Lord will remove hassles and troubles (and even evil people) in our lives, but more importantly we have peace knowing that this world will end and evil will be punished while we will find rest in Christ.

VerseD: Matthew 11:28-29

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 11:28‭-‬29, ESV

Our Lord, who took the ultimate pain on Himself, wants to take our pain, worries, amd fears, too.
He may not immediately relieve all our suffering, but we have the hope of full relief and peace in Christ at His return.

VerseD: James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
James 1:2‭-‬3, ESV

Life is hard. But it is easier knowing that God uses the hard things of life to build us up in Christ.

VerseD: Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
Nahum 1:7, ESV

Natural Man rebels against God and His Word, which also means against His People. We can take comfort knowing He warned us and promised to be with us.

VerseD: Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4, ESV

Things go wrong in this world. We can be comforted knowing God is in control and may even be using the events to make us more Christ-like.