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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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 Singles

#WIFE: You don’t think you deserve a good man?

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Dear girl,

So you have a past, things you’ve done that you are not proud of, some of them don’t even add up, you can’t believe you did them, some you even made sure nobody heard of but, you’ve received the mercy and forgiveness of God and you are walking in newness of life, yet, sometimes you wonder, do I deserve a good man, will a good man want me, I’ve made such a mess in the past, I’ll be lucky to even have anyone, I’ll just settle for anyone, at least that’s better than nothing.

Okay sis, hold that thought, can I tell you something, girl with a past to girl with a past?

Jesus didn’t die on the cross , He didn’t shed His precious blood, give His life, for you to have anything less than what He wants you to have, if He could give you His life when you didn’t even know Him, in your sinful state, how much more now that you know and are committed to Him?

He says, “I came that they may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” – John 10:10 AMPC, settling for less won’t give you that, you don’t have to settle girl.

Remember the story of the prodigal son, one of the lessons, for me, in that story is that, just because you’ve made a mess in the past doesn’t mean you have to settle for less, having returned to Jesus, there’s no room for less in Jesus.

When the prodigal son came back to his senses, he said I’ll go back to my father, I don’t mind being a servant, I’ll even ask him to make me one but when he got home what happened, simply put, He was reinstated. (Luke 15:11-32)

What about Abraham and Sarah, they went out of God’s will to get Ishmael but didn’t He still give them Isaac, the promise?

A friend of mine puts it this way, “when we return to God, in His mercies, he takes us back into His ARMS and PLANS”, you don’t have to settle for less, no mess you’ve made is bigger than the price Jesus paid, you may have blown it a few times but God can still blow your mind. Trust Him.

This is not to encourage sin, like, do what you like, God still got you, no.

For shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid.

It’s about now that you have repented and returned and about knowing that you are still family.

Do you deserve a good man?

Does any of us deserve anything good really? But for God’s mercy and grace.

It’s not about what you deserve, it’s about whose you are, who you serve.

“He who did not withhold or spare (even) His own son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously, give us all (other) things?” – Romans 8:32 AMPC

Jesus makes all the difference.

A man is good not because of what he has or hasn’t done but because of what Christ has done and a  man who is in Christ understands that he’s a recipient of grace, he’ll appreciate the work of God’s grace on your life and freely give you (grace) as he has received.

Trust that if God has marriage in His plans for you, then He has this kind of man reserved for you, one He has graced to love you unconditionally, past your past, as He loves you and intends for you to be loved. (Ephesians 5:25)

God did not save you for you to spend the rest of your life unhappy (because you settled).

Just like a good man, you are a ‘good thing’ girl not because of who you are or what you’ve done but because of who Jesus is and what He’s done.

Won’t a good man want a good thing? What’s not to want in the daughter of a King, who will bring him favor?

Rest in this girl, you have a good Father, who loves you, thinks good thoughts of you, has good plans for you, works all things out for your good, gives good gifts to His children not because they are good but because He is good, He’s got you.

Be encouraged.

 

Encouragement For Everyone

#WIFE: Small Potatoes

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It’s Wednesday and Wednesday is for?

ENCOURAGEMENT!!!

Hashtag?

WIFE!!!

Thank you. 🙂

Hard times, don’t we all have them sometimes?

Imagine my excitement when I read in the bible that these hard times (name it) are small potatoes, small potatoes compared to the coming good times. Wow!

Good times are coming, so you can’t give up now.

This too, whatever it is, shall pass, better days are up ahead, so you’ve got to keep going, you’ve come this far, you can’t stop now, you can’t let these small potatoes stop you, whatever difficulty you may be facing, can’t last forever.

Be strong, stay hopeful, good times are coming.

Can we say it together?

GOOD TIMES ARE COMING!!!

Yes. That’s it. You go girl!

Be encouraged.

Happy Wednesday!

Encouragement For Everyone · Encouragement For Singles

Wednesday Is For Encouragement (#WIFE goes live!)

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Hey girl.

I hope you are doing well? It’s been a while, I should write more (please say a prayer for a sister).

I have so much I want to write about and share with y’all but…  I do post often on Instagram though @sheriehabeeb, we can catch up there too.

So, one of the things that has been on my mind for some time now is to share something, a bible verse, a quote, a thought, a story, something, every Wednesday for encouragement’s sake, especially for the single ladies. Of course, everyday is for encouragement and some of us need it daily more than others but somehow, Wednesday found favor and was chosen for such a time as this 🙂 , perhaps because of the cute acronym it forms, WIFE – Wednesday Is For Encouragement.

So, even if we post everyday, on Wednesday we’ll post something encouraging and if we don’t post all week, on Wednesday, we must post something encouraging, so help us God. Every Wednesday, for now, by God’s grace, you can be sure to find something encouraging here because #WIFE.

So today, to the girl who needs some encouragement like myself, who feels overwhelmed, like she can’t go on, like she can’t hold on anymore,  please be strong, you’ve got this because God’s got you.

You got this girl

You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

You can be what God wants and has said you will be.

You can do what He wants and has said you will do.

You can have what He wants and has said you will have

You can wait, if He wants you to wait.

Whatever it is girl, you’ve got it because God’s got you.

The bible says,  “Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement…” – Romans 15:5 AMPC (emphasis mine)

You see, God helps you, He helps you to be patient, He helps you wait, He encourages you, He’s got you girl, He’s with you every step of the way.

Please rest in that fact that God, your maker, your father, who loves you so much, He gave His only son just so you can be saved, I mean,  if He went all out to sort you out for eternity before you even knew it had to be sorted, how much more, your earthly needs, cares, concerns?

God. Is. Good. so everything He does is good and for good, even if or when you don’t think so and because He is on your side, girl, because God’s got you, then its all good, no matter how it looks right now, please don’t give up, stay strong, stay hopeful, God is faithful, too faithful to fail.

You’ve got this girl because God’s got you.

PS: Cheers to #WIFE  (finally) going live. Yay! High five? Yea!

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