Encouragement: The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope *** persuasion to do or to continue something *** the act of trying to stimulate the development of an activity, state, or belief.
John 16:33 Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take COURAGE; I have overcome the world.”
Isaiah 41: 10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anx-iously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Psalm 34: 4-5,8 I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces shall never be ashamed … O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Pastor Petie’s encouragement to you: Reading of the Word is always life to the spirit, soul and emotions of man. The Book of Ecclesiastes is great food for the triune parts of man. As you read it, you will find yourself in his sayings; you will pick up much wisdom, advice, and corrections. It is super awesome to hear from the gentle voice of Holy Spirit as His Word is read. Be encouraged! Jesus loves you.