Posts Tagged ‘refuse discouragement’

Remember the Lord’s Goodness

July 20, 2015

Psalm 27:13 NASB
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.

Need hope?
Remember the goodness of the Lord!
He is utterly trustworthy and faithful
To finish what He started in you!

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1 Thessalonians 5:24 AMP
Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].

Philippians 1:6 AMP
And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Hebrews 10:35-37 NLT
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. 37 For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.

Rejoice Evermore!

March 2, 2014

2 Corinthians 6:10  AMP … As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 AMP … 16 Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; 18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

1 Thessalonians 5:16 KJV … 16 Rejoice evermore …

Spurgeon quote from 1 Thess 5:16-20 commentary:
==> Because Jesus has suffered, we are encouraged, commanded, and enabled to rejoice. Only the Man of Sorrows and his chosen apostles can teach for a precept such a word as this … Rejoice evermore. … Who can be sad, or silent, when the voice of the Beloved saith Rejoice evermore?

How are we to rejoice evermore?
==>By keeping the sacrifice of Jesus and God’s mercy in view.

Romans 12:1 NIV … Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Only then can we
==> Rejoice continually, always, evermore! No matter the circumstance.
==> Only then can we be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer!

Romans 12:12 NIV … Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful{persistant} in prayer.


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Word Study
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From NetBible 2 Co 6:10

  • always rejoicing[5463] = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>always have joy, always filled with deep joy, ever glad

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From NetBible 1Thes 5:16-18

  • rejoice[5463] evermore = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>Always rejoice, be joyful always, be cheerful no matter what
  • unceasing in prayer
    ==>constantly pray, pray continually, pray without ceasing, pray at all times
  • in everything give thanks[2168] = be grateful, express gratitude
    ==>give thanks in all circumstances, thank God no matter what happens,

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From NetBible Ro 12:12

  • joyful[5463] in hope = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>rejoicing in hope, being glad in hope, cheerfully expectant
  • patient[5278] in affliction = persevere, bear trials & hold fast to faith in Christ
    ==>persevere in tribulation, endure in suffering, don’t quit in hard times
  • faithful[4342] in prayer = devoted, constant, steadfast, constantly diligent
    ==>devoted to prayer, persist in prayer, always be prayerful,  steadfast in prayer, continuing instant in prayer

Related:
Rejoice Evermore{Log}
Joyful in Hope{prayer}

Beautiful History

March 2, 2010

Is your strength gone? Are you overwhelmed in the midst of darkness trying to find your way out?

He has led me and brought me into darkness and not light. Surely He has turned away from me; His hand is against me all the day.

And I say, Perished is my strength and my expectation from the Lord. -Lam 3:2-3,18

REMEMBER!

The Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness never come to an end – They are new every morning – His steadfast loyal love endures forever! Great is His faithfulness!

Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God, a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit [us] -Lk 1:78

Let us acknowledge the LORD; Let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear. -Hos 6:3

For the Lord’s compassions never fail.

Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. -Ps 103:13

Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. -Isa 49:15

Be still, quiet your soul and listen for that still small voice —

“I am here
I’m holding you
You’ll make it through this
I am here
I am here.”

“Whenever you run away
Whenever you lose your faith
It’s just another shake of the pen on the page
A lonely ray of hope is all you need
To see
A beautiful history.” -Plumb

REMEMBER then HOPE and WAIT!

Lamentations 3:21-25
21But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation:

22It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not.

23They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.

24The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.

25The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word].

Psalm 103:1-5
1BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!

2Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits–

3Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,

4Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;

5Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

Refuse to be Discouraged!

March 14, 2009

Numbers 13:31-33    But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

Has the Lord called you into a seemingly impossible position?
Where all you can see is darkness and ‘giants’ ruling in the land?

Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. –2 Chron 20:15

Refuse to be discouraged!
Refuse to give way to fear!
Refuse to believe the bad reports!
Refuse to walk by your ‘natural eyes’.
Walk by faith, not by sight -2 Cor 5:7
Keep in step with the Holy Spirit. -Gal 5:25

[ The Triumphs of Faith ] Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. –Heb 11:1

Believe the Lord’s good promises
Not one of them will fail.

Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. –Josh 21:45

Refuse to be discouraged!
Remember who has gone before you to prepare the way
The great I AM is with you and will never leave or forsake you.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. –Deut 31:8

Be strong in the LORD
Rely only on His power, His direction and not your own

Refuse to be discouraged
Trust in the LORD and His word alone.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. –Eph 6:10

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. –Phil 4:13

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. –2 Chron 32:7

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Related:
I Refuse to be Discouraged!

Be Strong, Take Heart

February 9, 2009

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. –Mt 11:28

Set the LORD continually before
Enter His presence with joyful singing     –Ps 100:2
Linger at the feet of Jesus
See His great mercy and love
Taste His goodness, His fullness of joy. 
   –Ps 16:8, 11
Then your strength will be renewed
With His mercy and love in view you will persevere and not faint
Only at the feet of Jesus, in His presence can you
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.



This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘ Therefore I hope in Him!‘ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”  –Lam 3:21-25

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” –Isa 40:31


Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful{persistant} in prayer.

Psalm 31:24
Be strong and take heart,
{He will strengthen your heart} all you who hope in the LORD.

 

 

 

 



Joyful in Hope

February 9, 2009

Job 6:11   What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?

Romans 12:1   Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship.


It’s only as we enter the Lord’s presence and linger at the feet of Jesus, that we can keep His great mercy and love in view. In the Lord’s presence there are new mercies each morning; there is fullness of joy and hope. Great is His faithfulness!

Lingering at the feet of Jesus, waiting on Him, it’s here that our hope and strength are renewed. It’s only by keeping His mercy and love in view that we can persevere and not faint. Only at the feet of Jesus can we be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.

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Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. –Ps 100:2

This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘ Therefore I hope in Him!‘ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”  –Lam 3:21-25

I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. … You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. –Ps 16:8, 11

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” –Isa 40:31


Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful{persistant} in prayer.

Psalm 31:24
Be strong and take heart,
{He will strengthen your heart} all you who hope in the LORD.


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Related:
Joyful in Hope{prayer}