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Be Encouraged!

This morning as I was praying, Philippians 1:6 kept coming up…”being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  I gladly took a break from laundry to post this bit of encouragement to all of you wounded warriors, the broken hearted, weary, disappointed, overwhelmed.  He’s the healer of the brokenhearted; He is your strength, your comforter, your joy, your peace.  Those of you who have fallen and are embarrassed, feeling judged or humiliated, please know that “The righteous may fall seven times and rise again.”  There is NOW (like right now) no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness!  Be encouraged!

I was once followed into the prayer room at church by a young adult who came in to sign up to bring a dish to an upcoming prayer meeting/fellowship.  I picked up that there was something else going on with her and when I probed, sadness spilled from her.  She had a lot going on and life was getting to her.  She ended by saying that she felt she had no purpose and stopped short of saying that she no longer wanted to live.  I spotted a doorstop steps away from where we were standing and I walked over to it, picked it up and brought it to her.  I shared that “everything has a purpose.  This doorstop was created with a purpose; this rug we are standing on has a purpose…how much more purpose do you have…having been created in His image and likeness; having the mind of Christ; having Him housed within your temple.  Please believe that you have purpose!”

And so do you…and so do I.  The trials and troubles we endure will not shake us from our firm foundation.  Do not grow weary in your well doing.  He is the healer of all things broken.   I encourage you to arise, take up your sword and continue to fight the good fight of faith.  Press on to the mark of your high calling and recognize that “God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.  (He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.) Romans 11:29 AMP  The greater One resides on the inside of you prompting you, guiding you.  The angel of the Lord is encamped around you protecting you.  He is your sustainer, your healer, your provider, your protector, your redeemer, the lover of your soul and with long life He will satisfy you!   If the enemy could have ended your life, he would have done it already!  Be encouraged!

“Arise (from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you – rise to a new life)!  Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!” Isaiah 60:1 AMP  Lift up your eyes all around and see.

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9 thoughts on “Be Encouraged!

  1. Evangeline Colbert on said:

    WOW! Thanks for the encouragement and numerous scriptures that remind us of our purpose in Him.

  2. Hallelujah! I needed that today.

  3. I really needed this today, Arlene. I was feeling so depressed about having an incurable illness. Thank you for writing it.

    • Ellie…I’m praying for you. Calling on the Lord to show Himself strong on your behalf. He is Jehovah Rapha…the God who heals. He is not a respecter of persons…He has healed me in the past and is able to do the same for you, my sister. By the stripes laid on Jesus’ back you were healed! Blessings, peace and healing be yours…shalom, shalom. xx

  4. Carmen on said:

    Sissy…thankyou for your continuting obedience to the HS..needed this today..and for that matter everyday…Now that YOU have Blessed me…Praying today that YOU are Blessed! Love u!

  5. There are times when an encourager needs to be encouraged – Thank you!

    All my love in Christ,
    Rebecca

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