God's Word, Our Foundation
Chosen by God!
To experience hope and comfort in the midst of difficult circumstances, we are to focus on God’s promises. Though we may never suffer for our faith like Paul and Silas, there are promises in God’s Word we can claim in order to be encouraged and comforted in the midst of our afflictions. We must go to the Word because everything we need to face anything in this life can be found there.
This Scripture reminds me that no matter what is going on, or how it looks, God has a plan and a purpose for my life:
“I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:10-11 MSG)
This one reminds me that I can depend on His strength at all times, especially when mine is absent. I literally picture a blood transfusion, but instead of blood I see the strength of Jesus being pumped into me, giving me life:
“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” (Philippians 4:13 Amplified)
This one reminds me that no matter what I face I don’t face it alone:
“For He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” (Hebrews 13:5 AMP)
God’s Word is the source of our hope and comfort. It’s also the foundation for our encouragement. Spending time in His Word and securing it in our heart must be a priority in this life. While the heart keeps our bodies going it’s the Word that keeps our spirits strengthened and healthy.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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