Monday, June 18, 2012

Encouragement for the discouraged

Colossians 1:29 "For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me."

Perhaps you have come to this blog today and are dealing with doubt, frustration and questions about your current station in life.  You're in a hard spot, a "tough row to hoe".   Today I want to give you verses from Paul's letters that communicate the fact that your fulfillment derives exclusively from Jesus Christ.  Be encouraged dear friend by these scriptures that offer much encouragement and hope, no matter what situation you may be in at the current time.

1. Romans 15:17 - Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.

2. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

3. 2 Corinthians 3:5 that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God

4. Galatians 6:9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

5. Ephesians 3:11-13 This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. 13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.

6. Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ

7. Colossians 1:29 For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.  

8. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

9. 2 Thesslonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

10. 1 Timothy 4:16 Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.

11. 2 Timothy 4:16-18 16At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. 17But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth. 18The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

12. Titus 2:15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

13. Philemon 25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

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