"The storms of life come to everyone — there is no greener grass.  Don't be surprised when trouble comes along — just be ready!" — Karen Jensen

God Will Never Let You Go

No matter what troubles may come your way, one thing you can count on is that God will never leave you or forsake you.

Not ever! This is something you can know, because He’s promised it in His Word.

Hebrews 13:5 in the Amplified Bible puts it this way: “He [God] Himself has said, I won’t in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!].”

Don’t you love that? Read it again—it’s God talking to you.

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Choose Positive Thoughts

We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always choose how we react to it, and what we think about.

There is a story I like about a ninety-two-year-old gentleman whose wife had just passed away. They had been married for seventy years. He was legally blind, and no longer had her around to watch after him, so he had to move to a nursing home.

On the morning of his move, he was up by 8 a.m. and dressed in his best outfit. His hair was fashionably combed and his face was perfectly shaved.

In the car on the way to nursing home, he hummed a happy tune. After he arrived, he patiently wanted in the lobby as it took hours for the check-in process to be completed. Finally, his room was ready. When told he could now go to his new quarters, he smiled sweetly.

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Get Encouraged and Stay Encouraged

Have you ever been discouraged?  I think we all have been at one time or another.  You might even be discouraged right now.

Well, I want to help you.  I’ve been discouraged and I’ve been encouraged, and I’ve found out that being encouraged is better!  God doesn’t want you to be discouraged.   

Let’s face it, when you’re discouraged you’re not going to rise up in faith and conquer the enemy. You’re not going to help anyone.  No, you probably feel like going back to bed and pulling the covers over your head!

I don’t think we’ve properly understood the importance of being encouraged.  When you’re encouraged, you feel strong.  You make things happen.  You believe God.  And you reach out to help and bless others.  Being encouraged is more vital than we’ve thought!

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