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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Flying with Thursday's Word-Encourage by Brenda Smith

Yes, it is finally Thursday.

Thursday's Word 


DEFINED: To call to one’s side; to help, console, strengthen, or comfort.

SCRIPTURE: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Cor 1:3-4)

Although it may seem like a trap from which there is no escape, every believer has a choice to either stay in a pit of discouragement or to get out. It all depends on your perspective. If we focus on our difficult circumstances and negative feelings, we can easily be drawn into despair and depression. But, when we fix our eyes on our great, encouraging God, He lifts us up and sets us free. In Romans 15:4-5 Paul says that God gives both perseverance and encouragement so that we can have hope. Perseverance is the determination to keep going and not give up, whereas encouragement inspires, motivates and energizes. When we let the Lord encourage us, we’ll have the energy, desire, and strength to endure whatever hardship we’re facing.

A key element in overcoming discouragement is having a personal understanding of who God is and how He operates. Once we identify His attributes and recognize that they were manifested to us through His indwelling Spirit, we’ll have a reason to be hopeful even in trying situations. Our God is omnipotent, so we never have to wonder whether He is able to handle our situation. He is more than enough for whatever we’re facing. Our God is omniscient and He possesses all knowledge. He has the answers to all our problems and is able to give perfect guidance for every situation. Our God has omnipresence. We are never out of God’s reach because He is everywhere. Even in times of loneliness and rejection, we are not alone since His Spirit lives within us.

There is no need to stay in a state of discouragement, because the Lord’s attributes clearly reveal His desire to encourage us. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, He’s with us, working everything out for our benefit. BE ENCOURAGED!!

Brenda Smith


Jucel C. said...

It's really true that we should not feel discourage because God is always with us, no matter how difficult the situation is.
Just believe in everything you do and be encouraged with God's words.
Thanks for this encouraging blog. :)

Institute for Internet Safety said...

This blog is really inspiring and encouraging. It reminds me to look for the light even when I am surrounded by darkness, to keep moving forward even though I am sometimes physically and mentally exhausted. God Bless!

simply work at home said...

Yes it's true that we have to be encouraged no matter what happens in our lives, whether bad or not for God is always there for us.

Enlightenment said...

Life is full of surprises. Never expect that everything will fall into places according to your desires and wants. Sometimes we may fall and most of the time we call God during the downfall of our lives. I love hearing the words of our Lord it will encourage us even if we fall. God always embrace us if we are hurting and will always be there for us if everyone will leave us.

THE SECRET said...

We will be encouraged always. But we can't deny that life is full of trials & challenges,sometimes we feel hopeless but with God, if we believe in Him, it will be easy for us to overcome it.

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Just embrace all the changes. There are no problems that cannot be solved just like Math.

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A perfect word for everyone. We should not be down if a trial comes along the way.

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A perfect word for everyone. We should not be down if a trial comes along the way.

The Secret Experiment and Search for Enlightenment said...

We have to be encourage to do the best in everything, that in spite of ups and downs, we have to fight to move on.

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This is what we really need, a blog that motivate us! Something to encourage us and inspire us.

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Encourage is a right word for everyone. A word to inspire us to move forward no matter how hard the road is.