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:
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
This has been a rough week.
It’s supposed to be the first week of summer break for me and my daughter. A fun time. A time of rest and family and food and play.
BUT, it’s been a rough week.
On Monday I took my daughter to a neurologist for an EEG. She did a great job during the test. I’m very proud of how well-behaved she was. A seven-year-old isn’t typically prone to laying in one spot for 30 minutes, but Bella did it!
I would like to say that everything is OK, and I really think it will be one day, but for now, the diagnosis is that Bella has petit mal seizures, otherwise known as absence seizures. As of right now, I have no idea what that really means for her life. It could mean medicine. It probably means a specific diet. It definitely means very little screen time (this won’t be a problem). And, it means lots of extra doctor visits.
As scary and overwhelming as this week has been, God tells me in Philippians 4 not to be anxious. He tells me to pray. He wants a conversation with me so I can tell Him everything that’s going on. And then He will give me His peace. No matter what is happening, as long as I talk to God, He will calm me down. And, boy, do I need some calming today.
If you’ve got a lot on your plate right now and the anxiety is starting to kick in, remember to stop and pray to God. He’s waiting to talk to you about your cares so He can give you His peace!
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN!
WHAT BIBLICAL VERSE IS ENCOURAGING YOU TODAY?
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