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 119:114 (ESV)
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your Word.
I love the imagery in this verse. The picture of God being my refuge, my hiding place, is so comforting especially in this crazy time of ours.
It feels like I am surrounded by fearful people who are incapable of seeing and/or understanding truth. Logic has gone right out the window. This is a very dangerous thing. When people stop using logic and only see through an emotional lens, I get very nervous. Hitler succeeded in large part because he was able to get the masses fired up emotionally and played into their fears and hates. Mainstream media is doing the exact same thing today. They are purposely playing into the masses’ fears and hates.
But why do we fear?! Especially if we proclaim faith in Jesus Christ.
Today we have a Goliath-sized problem on our hands — it’s called COVID-19, “pandemic,” “police-state.”
Would you be a normal human if you didn’t feel some fear over these things? No, you would not. Should you stay fearful? Should you let your feelings carry away your logic? Of course not! Why?! BECAUSE God, the Creator and Planner of EVERYTHING, is your hiding place, and in His Word He promises to be there for you as long as you obey HIS commandments and statutes and words AND have faith in Him. Often, God tells His people, “Be strong and courageous.” Today is your day to be strong and courageous in God!!!
Today, have faith like David. God has your back. He’s already got the pebble set in His slingshot to take out this Goliath-sized problem. TRUST GOD. He is your hiding place and shield!
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
Andi @ Radiant Light
Leslie @ Words of Hope
Claudia @ Claudia Moser