Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Feel like you're in Hot Water?

Hot Springs - really hot!

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

James 1:12 12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him

1 Peter 4:12-13 12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Sometimes, life just sits on you. Maybe you're not even dealing with one big thing, but your life is unsettled, off kilter, troubled or just plain not fun.

What to do?

2 Timothy 1:6
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

1 Samuel 30:6
... but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

Pray and ask what the Lord has placed inside you, your gifts, talents. What He designed and destined you for. Find one thing you can do and do that.

There are times when no one else is going to encourage you, in fact it may feel like the world is against you. Praise the Lord, you're in good company. And it's time to do as David did - encourage yourself in the Lord.

What does the Lord say? His Word say? Proclaim it, bury it deep in your heart, and set your eyes on the goal.

Sing, shout, and Believe the Word of God and shake yourself out of defeat. He overcame the world, and in Jesus so do we.

Get up! Rise!

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

1 comment:

  1. Love the David quote about encouraging yourself in the Lord. I posted that quote on FB. Thanks, Patty. Keep on inspiring us like a spiritual coach to keep going!