Good morning, and welcome to His Encouragement Thursday! I don’t know about you, but Thursdays are my struggle day of the week. By Thursday, I have already been working hard at school and at home, and I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday already. LOL! I definitely need a little extra Jesus time on Thursdays.
Trisha, my blogger friend at Joy of Reading, and I decided on calling this post “His Encouragement” because our real source of peace, strength, and security can only come from Jesus Christ. He, and He alone, is our constant! We pray and hope that these Thursday posts become a real encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!
Today’s Thursday Encouragement comes from:
Psalm 4:8 (ESV)
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
I wear glasses. If technology didn’t exist as it does today, my glasses would be the size of Coke bottles, and that still wouldn’t be enough to correct my vision. I am legally blind without corrective lenses, and I’ve been this way since I was five years old.
Many people don’t realize this, but when you are legally blind, you pretty much see blobby, blurry nothings. Night time has been scary to me since I was a little girl because I can’t make anything out. I have had to fight the mental boogyman for 32 years. Most days, I’m so tired I fall into bed and don’t even notice it’s night. Sometimes, the misshapen blobs do get to me and my mind goes spinning, so I turn to prayer. Jesus has always been the answer to calming me down.
I usually fill my house with nightlights. When my husband and I moved in together, he actually made fun of me about our house being as bright as day at night because of all the night lights. Last week, two of my nightlights died and I haven’t had the energy to go to the store to replace them. After having read and mentally/emotionally digested Psalm 4:8 this week, I’m not sure I’m ever going to need a nightlight again. God directs me to secure places and blesses me with good sleep…even though I can hardly see a thing! AMEN!
Now, it’s your turn!
What Biblical verse is encouraging you today?
And, check out more Thursday Encouragement from my fellow blogger friends:
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective