His Encouragement: Praise

Welcome to His Encouragement. I have joined with some blogging friends to bring you a new Bible verse every Thursday, and a little discussion of hope and encouragement. We welcome you to join the conversation by adding your daily verse of encouragement as well.

I pray that these Thursday posts become an encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!

Oh, that man would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

For He satisfies the longing soul,
and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalms 107: 8 & 9

 

What is the longing of your soul today?  Have you spent time praising the Lord? Often when we are desperate for answers, we forget to stop thinking about how awful we feel. I’m guilty of this myself. It is so easy to get wrapped up in what’s going on around me, that I forget to stop and just praise God for His goodness and what He has already done!
But when I do stop and praise, oh the blessings that rain down! It may not be what I asked for, but friends, its always just what I need!

 

Now it is your turn!

What Bible verse is blessing you today?

 

To enjoy more Bible Encouragement, visit my fellow blogging friends:
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective 
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files
Gina @ Stories by Gina
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes
Andi @ Radiant Light
Leslie L. Mckee @ Leslie McKee

His Encouragement: week #6

Welcome to His Encouragement. I have joined with some blogging friends to bring you a new Bible verse every Thursday, and a little discussion of hope and encouragement. We welcome you to join the conversation by adding your daily verse of encouragement as well.

I pray that these Thursday posts become an encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!

Today’s Thursday Encouragement:

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Psalms 86:5

 

I just love this verse because it is a beautiful picture of God. “He is good and ready to forgive”.

Many see God as an angry judge. They think of the God who sent a great flood that destroyed the entire earth, the God that destroyed a city with fire from Heaven, drowned a Pharaoh and his army beneath the red sea. Yes, God did those things as well.

But most of all, God desires to have you and me in His family. He wants a relationship with us. He wants to give forgiveness. We need only come to Him and ask.

Whatever it is that is holding you back, God already knows. He’s just waiting for you to give it to Him so He can wash you whiter than snow (Isaiah 1:18).

 

Now it is your turn!

What Bible verse is blessing you today?

 

To enjoy more Bible Encouragement, visit my fellow blogging friends:
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective 
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files
Gina @ Stories by Gina
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes

His Encouragement: Week #18

Welcome to His Encouragement. I have joined with some blogging friends to bring you a new Bible verse every Thursday, and a little discussion of hope and encouragement. We welcome you to join the conversation by adding your daily verse of encouragement as well.

I pray that these Thursday posts become an encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!

 

Today’s Thursday Encouragement:

God saved you by His grace when you believed.
And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done,
so none of us can boast about it.

Ephesians 2: 8 & 9

 

On our own, left to our own devices, we are not good. It is only God in us, that is good! No matter how hard we try, we can never be good enough. We can never earn our salvation. Sin has so corrupted us, that we are but filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6)

This can be a difficult truth to swallow. We try to be good, we do our best to make good choices. We may see a brother or sister in need and step in to help. The temptation is to say, I did that good thing! We must remember that the good is God working in our lives. Take time today to give God the glory for the good! When someone praises you for something good, give it to God!

Be sure to return next week, for verse 10!

 

Now it is your turn!

What Bible verse is blessing you today?

 

To enjoy more Bible Encouragement, visit my fellow blogging friends:
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective 
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files