We all Need A Hand.
Who likes failure or failing? No one does but failure and success are cousins, they are forever present in our lives. When we fail we often fall into a trap of discouragement which has a way of twisting the truth even for the best of us. That you are not good enough, it was pure lack, you will never recover or that you are engineered to fail. The truth is that for most of us life will not turn out exactly how we opened or planned. And during these seasons we experience doubt, anger, despair and discouragement.
Do not allow these experiences to take away your courage and peace. You are not alone in the struggle. We all have doubted God’s goodness when things seemed bleak and needed to be encouraged. Don’t raise the white flag yet, meditate on these bible verses for encouragement everyday. It doesn’t matter how tough things may appear, scripture will arm you with the weapons to fight back. God is the source of hope and encouragement.
When we look into scripture we find very many encouraging bible verses. Below is a list of twenty of these passages. Be encouraged and may your faith be renewed as you meditate on these bible verses.(All verses are taken from Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) version of the bible.)
Psalm 50:14: “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.
Joshua 1:9: “Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong. Fear not and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go” to.
1 Corinthians 10:13: “Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.”
Jeremiah 29:11: “ For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction, to give you an end and patience.”
2 Timothy 1:7: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety.”
Isaiah 43:2: “When thou shalt pass through the waters, I will be with thee, and the rivers shall not cover thee: when thou shalt walk in the fire, thou shalt not be burnt, and the flames shall not burn in thee”
1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable; always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
Isaiah 51:12: “I, I myself will comfort you: who art thou, that thou shouldst be afraid of a mortal man, and of the son of man, who shall wither away like grass?”
Jeremiah 32:17: “Alas, alas, alas, O Lord God, behold thou hast made heaven and earth by thy great power, and thy stretched out arm: no word shall be hard to thee:”
2 Corinthians 4:16: “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man is corrupted, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with thee: turn not aside, for I am thy God: I have strengthened thee, and have helped thee, and the right hand of my just one hath upheld thee.”
John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.”
Jeremiah 33:3: “Cry to me and I will hear thee: and I will shew thee great things, and sure things which thou knowest not.”
Zephaniah 3:17: “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty, he will save: he will rejoice over thee with gladness, he will be silent in his love, he will be joyful over thee in praise.”
Philippians 4:19: “And may my God supply all your want, according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Proverbs 30:5: “Every word of God is fire tried: he is a buckler to them that hope in him.”
Sirach 5:12: “Be steadfast in the way of the Lord, and in the truth of thy judgment, and in knowledge, and let the word of peace and justice keep with thee.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11: “For which cause comfort one another; and edify one another, as you also do.”
Psalms 21:4: “For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they have comforted me.”
Revelation 21:4: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away.”
The word of God is a lamp that lights the path we take during dark times. It can pull us out of any situation, hardship or circumstance. When you are feeling troubled and discouraged, look no further. Even when you feel like your obedience has borne no fruits, do not fret. God remains unchanged, He has promised to never leave you or forsake you. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
We must never stop holding onto His promises even when things are hard. He will reward you in ways beyond your anticipation. Overcome your feelings by being strong in the word of the Lord. Everything the Bible says is true.