Encouragement For Everyone

#WIFE: Stay Hopeful

 

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Scripture says “When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples… ” – Romans 4:18 MSG

There’s this scene from “Ice Age: Continental drift”, where after the continent splits, Manny, Diego & Sid, now separated from their family and friends were trying to make their way through the storm and at a point, Manny says, more like screams, “just keep your eyes on the horizon” and Diego screams back, “I can’t find the horizon”, lol, funny not funny.

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Diego, Sid & Manny

Perhaps, you are in a storm of life, you know, and like Diego, you practically can’t find the horizon, there seems to be no way out, hold on to hope, trust God, He will do what He’s said He will do.

He says, “No one who hopes in Me ever regrets it.” (Isaiah 49:23MSG)

Stay hopeful.

Be encouraged.

*Images from pixabay.com and google.

 

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Trust His Blueprint

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If only from the starting point,

we learn to see things from God’s view-point,

and make it our focal point,

perhaps,

we would avoid these relationships that are disjointed

and leave us disappointed.

There’s a blueprint,

time appointed,

one anointed,

that fits His intended end point

for you,

but more often than not,

it takes a breaking point,

for us to reach a turning point,

where we eventually get the point

and see the need

to work with Him.

You can trust His blueprint

for you,

it’s on point.

*Image from pixabay.com

 

Encouragement For Everyone

#WIFE: A Love Note

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“I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!” – God (Jeremiah 31:3 MSG)

You are loved with an everlasting, unfailing love.

Rest in this love today, and when you are tempted to fear, the present, the future or even the past, choose to remember that you are loved, there’s no fear in love.

God loves you, He says to not fear, He’s got you.

Choose love, lose fear.

Be encouraged.

Encouragement For Everyone

#WIFE: Keep On Believing

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I want to encourage you with the words of Jesus to Jarius when people came to tell him that his daughter had died.

The little girl, though critically ill, was apparently alive before he came to plead with Jesus to come heal her and whilst they were on their way to the house, there was a slight delay as they encountered the woman with issue of blood, it was while that was going on that people from the house came to tell Jairus, your daughter is dead, don’t bother Jesus now. Hmm. (Mark 5:21-35 paraphrased)

She was alive when he left, now she’s dead, that’s from bad to worse.

Isn’t death like the height of it? It seemed hopeless from then but not when Jesus is involved.

Mark 5:36 says;

Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing. (AMPC)

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. (KJV)

Jesus overheard what they were talking about and said to the leader, “Don’t listen to them; just trust me.” (MSG)

What are you saying Jesus? It’s over, she’s (its) dead, I messed up big time, I made a mistake, I’m too old now, I’m already born into this family, I already missed the opportunity, society says I should be married by so and so age  but I’m way passed that age now, they say if I’ve not done so and so by a certain age, then I’ve failed, there’s no way this or that can happen for me anymore, I don’t see a way, its hopeless now.

Well, Jesus says, be not afraid, keep on believing, just trust me.

Dear reader, whatever it is, that may be going in your life, looks dead, hopeless, people may even be saying, it’s over, it’s not going to happen…

I pray you choose to not be afraid, to not fear, to not listen to them, to keep looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith, it’s not over until He says so, He is the way so there’s always a way, just trust Him, keep on believing, “for nothing, you see, is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)

Is there something you’d like us to join you in prayers for, please leave a comment or send a mail to sherie.habeeb@gmail.com

It is well.

Be encouraged.

Happy Wednesday.

Encouragement For Everyone

Stick with the Shepherd.

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We are more than halfway through January already, how is it going?

For some of us, a new year comes with an imbalanced mix of  excitement and uncertainty.

What will the year bring?

Last year, I expected… but…

Will this year be different?

I thought I’d have achieved so and so by now…

I can’t believe I’m still…

Or still…?

What if the year ends and I’m still single…?

What if…?

I wish I could tell you, straight up, that all your dreams are coming true this year.

I wish I knew the same thing for myself for times when I have questions.

Well, I don’t but I’ve chosen to and I’m suggesting, that we trust the One who does.

Verse 1 of  the most likely familiar, Psalms 23, says;

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. (emphasis added)

I like the three words used to describe the Shepherd here (AMPC version) and it helps to drive home the point of this post, on sticking with the Shepherd, the Lord God, Almighty, our Creator, who knew us even before we were born, knows everything about us, even the end from the beginning, surely He’s trustworthy.

I say, we stick with the Shepherd who knows what’s best for us, who FEEDS, GUIDES and SHIELDS us, ensuring that we lack not, as He leads us.

FEEDS; We are provided with what we need, PRESENTLY.

GUIDES; Some things we need, may require going through a PROCESS, He takes us through the process and we get what we need in due time.

SHIELDS; Some things we think we need  but we don’t have or get them because the Shepherd who knows better, knows that we don’t need them, so He shields us and sometimes when we think we’re being deprived or rejected, we’re actually being PROTECTED.

He sees the big picture that we do not see, He knows what we need better than we do, He feeds us and guides us to them as required and shields us as well, when necessary, because He also knows what we don’t need  (even when we think we need it), so why not stick with Him.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;  he’s the one who will keep you on track. – Proverbs 3: 5-6 MSG

Like a sheep, His sheep, that hears and listens to His voice, that follows Him, stick to the Shepherd, you’ll have what you need and what you need, you’ll have.

I hope to have a great year and I wish you same too.

Be encouraged.