Seems like I’ve been receiving and giving quite a bit of encouragement lately. I was talking to one of my good friends the other day and we said these exact words at the same time, “If it’s not one thing, its another”. We both felt like we had been experiencing one trial after another and we were just exhausted.
We talked, complained, laughed and then complained a little more, but as our conversation was coming to an end we did the only sure thing that we knew would help shift our focus…….we shared Scripture. We didn’t get all deep with it (not this time anyway), but we just exchanged some verses that really spoke to us and provided us with comfort and encouragement and then we hung up. I didn’t immediately look at the ones she shared with me but I did write them down in a small journal and believe me, they came in handy at the PERFECT time!
So, I thought this would be a great thing for us to do with each other today. Everybody needs a little encouragement right? Right!
I’ll start….I’ll share with you 2 Scriptures that have given me soooo much comfort and encouragement these past few days and then I’ll anxiously wait for you to share what Scripture(s) you have been meditating on lately, received a ton of comfort and encouragement from and/or used to encourage someone else.
Here are my 2….1. Isaiah 43:2 : “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze”
2. Lamentations 3:22-24: “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Now it’s your turn!
Until next time…Antrenette