Encouragement Today: Comfort for When You Cry

“Blessed and happy are those who cry because they will be comforted by God.”  (Matthew 5:4)

Prayer:  Father, thank you for your comfort when I cry.  Fill me with your peace and joy.

Encouragement Today: Blessed with Sleep and While You Sleep

“It is useless to get up early and stay up late anxiously striving, for God gives blessings to those he loves even while they sleep.” (Psalm 127:2)

Prayer:  Lord, thank you that you bless me even while I sleep.  Give me your rest and blessings.

Encouragement Today: Guidance in the Night

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.”  (Psalm 119:105)

Prayer:  Lord, I praise you for your guidance in the darkness.  Guide me into the light.

Encouragement Today: Find Joy in the Midst of Sorrow

“Weeping may last for a night, but joy comes again in the morning.”  (Psalm 30:5)

Prayer:  Lord, I praise you that when I weep you will bring me joy.  Surprise me today.

Encouragement Today: Where You Find God

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.”  (Matthew 5: 3)

Prayer Today:  Lord, when I come to the end of myself there I discover you.  I need you today.

Encouragement Today: Finding Peace When You Need it Most

“As a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you.”  (Isaiah 66: 13)

Prayer Today:  Father, when I am distressed you are there.  Comfort me today with your peace and presence.

Today’s Encouragement: Fretting or Seeing?

“Rest quietly in the Lord and wait patiently for him to act.” (Psalm 37:7)

When we’ve come to the end of our fretting, it’s time to wait expectantly and see God act.

Today’s Encouragement: Who Should I Fear?

“The Lord is the fortress of my life, of whom should I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)

When the world is the scariest,  we need most to enter into God’s peace in his fortress.

Today’s Encouragement: Enter into God’s Home

“Knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

When you need God’s help most he says, “Come in my child.  Let’s talk for a while.”

Do You Face the Impossible? Good News!

What do you face that seems overwhelming?  What challenge looms larger than your abilities?

Maybe a health challenge?  A financial challenge?  A marital challenge?  A family challenge?

And you’ve worked hard on it, you really have.  Yet, nothing seems to work.  And the challenge remains.

And now you’re worn out and worried.

Well there’s good news.

When we reach the end of our abilities we enter the realm of seeing God’s.  When we have no more we can do then we see what God can do.

Paul wrote, “”If God is for us who can stand against us?”

I encourage you to make that personal and say, “If God is with me who or what can overcome me?”

See, your power may fail.  Your solutions may come up short.

But God’s power is unlimited.  He knows the end from the beginning.

And God loves you with an unfailing love that simply will not be conquered.

So, if you’ve entered into that relationship with him then rest in that promise.

If you’ve never entered into that relationship then simply ask, right now.

Then no matter what you face you can say with confidence, “God is with me and nothing and no one can overcome me.”

*Romans 8:31