This was just the encouragement I needed this morning! The Psalms are always my go to when I need refreshment. ❤️🙌🏼 Probably because they offer such a range of feeling and emotion that we can all identify with... but the best part is that they always come back to the truth of the steadfastness of God and our hope in Christ!
As I read these verses out of Psalm 43 this morning, they became my prayer and my encouragement.
Sometimes we get discouraged, sometimes we get mad or angry even, sometimes physically exhausted, but no matter our state, we can encourage ourselves with the constant of who Christ is, and who we are in Him! We can take great comfort in the surety of His promises! We can lean on the Everlasting arms of our Father!
And that's just what we have to do: preach to ourselves! I do it often, and out loud 😂🙈🤓. I say out loud to the Lord how I'm feeling and then I state His promise right behind it. God, I feel so ________, but your Word says ________, so help me to reconcile my feelings with your truth! Father, it looks like _______, but you promise that ______, so help me to fix my eyes not on what I see but on the unseen.
These prayers are powerful! Once you submit your feelings to God's Word, the devil can't play with them anymore. Once you bring light onto a situation, darkness is exposed and flees. That's the kind of power the Word holds!
Oh my friends, we are hemmed in on every side by our flesh, the world, and the devil, and our only hope is Christ, the sword in flesh! I'm so thankful for the weapons we have through Him! When discouragement comes, head to the Word, preach to yourself, and claim the Truth that is writtten!
Pray with me friends, "Lord, send out your light and truth!" 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 .
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