|♥Moll- y II♥|
|Purred: Sun Apr 15, '07 9:58am PST |
The bible says a lot about discouragement.
"Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the LORD."
"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me."
"So the ransomed of the LORD will return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, and everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away."
"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me."
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."
"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed."
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary."
"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."
"Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."
"Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised."
"In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:6-9
"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me,my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD
and to meditate in His temple.
For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent. He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock. And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me.
When You said, 'Seek My face,' my heart said to You,
'Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.'
Do not hide Your face from me, do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me up.
Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.
Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence.
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD."
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