“Is anyone among you suffering?
Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful?
Let him sing praise.”
I just wanted to take a minute this evening and offer a word or two of encouragement to your heart.
You are special. Do you know that? I hope that you do. The devil will try to make you believe differently. He will lie to you and tell you that you are just like everyone else in this world. Remember what our Heavenly Father has said:
“But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.”
You are loved. You are not only loved by those around you, but most importantly, you are loved by God. 1 John 3:1 tells us:
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us,
that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”
You have a reason to hope. There will be times when life will get you down, and before you know it, that hopeless feeling will creep into your heart. I pray that you will remember this verse when that day comes:
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
You have a purpose. I pray today that you will never forget what you have been called to do. Matthew 28:19 tells us:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
I pray that as you read this today you will find comfort and encouragement in these words. I pray that when the devil comes and tries to trick you with his lies you will claim these verses as your own.
~Remember: You are special, you are loved, you have a reason to hope, and you have a purpose. ~