Thursday Encouragement

His Encouragement #71


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 62:8 ESV

Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour our your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.


I admit that I am struggling HARD this week. I am short fused. I have burst in tears at the drop of a pin. I’m so angry I could scream (I might have a couple of times). My brain logically knows that there is nothing for me to be upset at. I know my emotions don’t make sense. But my heart just can’t figure that out right now. My heart is hemorrhaging.

I miss my brother, Tim (he died last June unexpectedly). I miss my dad (he died in January unexpectedly). I miss my best friend at work (she’s been doing chemo/radiation treatments since January and can’t come to work). And, if that weren’t enough to stress over, someone I thought was a close friend turned out to be a pretty selfish meanie head this week. And my family is in such pain from losing my dad it’s palpable, and I don’t know how to help. I feel useless.

In addition to feeling useless, I’m struggling to read. I’ve been reading my Bible, but the words don’t seem to stick. I read a passage and have to reread because I’m not sure what I just read. It’s also been a problem with my review books. I just can’t seem to focus. It’s like my brain is in a fog.

But God is cool. In the midst of my brain fog, He shared Psalm 62:8 with me this week, and it stuck. Actually, what stuck is the phrase — “pour out your heart before Him.” I like that God wants us to do that.

I’ve been reading Numbers in the Bible this past week, and one of the BIGGEST take-aways from that book is that God is not a fan of whiners and complainers. I guess I have been hesitant to share a lot with God, with anyone really, because I don’t want to be a complainer/whiner. Also, I really don’t know what to say. So I haven’t really said anything. But my inability to speak has been leaking out through my frustration, anger, and short-fused-ness (yes, I just made that word up).

I don’t really have anything fancy to say about this verse other than it is a great comfort to me that God wants me to come to Him in order to pour my heart out. Just think about that for a moment. God, the Creator of literally everything, King over all, wants to hear my words, emotions, and sufferings. He wants to be the One I come to in order to vent. Isn’t this amazing?!

If you are struggling like me this week, I hope you are encouraged by the fact that God wants you to pour your heart out to Him. Nothing you say to God is too small or insignificant. He is your sure Counselor.

What a lovely God we serve.



Check out more Thursday Encouragement from my fellow blogger friends:

Trisha @ Joy of Reading

Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

Becca @ The Becca Files

Gina @ Stories by Gina

Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes

If you would like to join us: please contact Trisha or Nicole

14 thoughts on “His Encouragement #71”

  1. I’ve been struggling and in a funk lately myself. Thank you for sharing this verse, it is encouraging! Keeping you and your family in my prayers. ((hugs))

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  2. *hug* Thank you for sharing this verse and also what you are struggling with. This week has been an emotionally hard week for me, too. It is hard to lose loved ones. Some days are good and other days… a stray thought or a song on the radio or a memory or even nothing at all can bring up the sadness, the missing-them-ness, of grief and loss. On top of everything else, the pregnancy hormones are definitely NOT helping because I find myself crying all-the-time — and often at things that are not worth a tear!

    Hang in there, dear friend! I’m told by those who have walked this road before us that the hard days will eventually become easier. I read this analogy last month by Lauren Herschel, and it has helped me:

    God bless!

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    1. I’ve been thinking about you and your loss a lot lately. Definitely praying for you. I totally get how hard it is to lose a parent. And, I’m sorry about those pesky pregnancy hormones. Alone, those things can get a girl out a whack!


  3. I’ve been in a fog for my reading as well but I’m pretty sure it’s more to do with my sleep schedule than anything else. I’m so sorry that things are rough for you right now. I’m praying for you and I’m here if you need to talk at all! ❤

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  4. I’m so sorry for the pain you are going through right now. I can’t imagine the heartache you are feeling. I’m praying for peace, comfort, and strength. May God be an eternal refuge for you and your family.

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