Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Encouragement

I have so much on my heart today. I want to write about a gazillion different things, but I want to write exactly what you need from the Word today.

The word "Encouragement" comes to mind.

There are so many of my friends that just need to be encouraged.

Encouraged to know that:
God is in control.
God hasn't forgotten you.
God knows exactly what you are going through.
God sees your broken heart.
God sees the tears no on else has seen.
God feels your pain.
God knows the source of your pain.
God simply KNOWS,

not only does He know,

He understands.

You can tell Him anything and everything.
He won't betray the secret fear in your heart.

Be encouraged today that just because you have these feelings, He doesn't think you are awful.

He really does understand.

I have a scripture that has been on my heart today:

Isaiah 54:2-4
"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.
For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.
Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood." niv

I don't know who you are, but I know God wants you to hold on to this Word from Him.

I am reminded of a previous post I did on the Valley of Baca - part 1 and part 2. If you have a minute click to read these two posts.

My prayer is that you are strengthened with His might today. I pray as Paul did "that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe!"

Trust Him today. Cling to His goodness, His mercy, and His unfailing love! Allow Him to be the lover of your soul. If your heart is breaking in two, look only to Him today to meet your needs. Expect nothing else from anyone else. When He is your ultimate provider your won't be disappointed or disillusioned. You will be satisfied and complete.

He is faithful and His grace is absolutely amazing! Rest in His arms. Allow His presence to calm your soul today.

He is calling your name right now. :)

love and prayers,
dorinda

3 comments:

Beloved MaMa said...

this is good

Jennifer said...

Wow...thank you for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Someone very special immediately came to mind when I read this...I forwarded it to this person...who needs to hear it and believe it. You will make a difference in this person's life today!

Love,
JW

Angelia said...

Wow! Go ahead and hit me right between the eyes! You and Jesus are on the right track and I got the blessing!
Thank you for taking the time to invest in others!