Tag Archives: encouragement

December 28, 2016


Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Confirmation can be wonderful indeed. We indeed walk by faith and not by sight, (2 Corinthians 5:7) but occasional visual confirmation is very comforting. Particularly before GPS, spotting a landmark … Continue reading

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March 6, 2016


Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.” It just hit me that here Jesus is putting anxiety … Continue reading

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January 18, 2016


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for you are the one I praise. The section from verse 5 on is very rich “wisdom literature,” to the point that … Continue reading

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December 14, 2015


Zechariah 9:12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. I know that I’ve written on this verse several times in the past, most recently when the … Continue reading

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December 7, 2015


Isaiah 49:4 But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due to me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.” For … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015


Joshua 8:1 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai.” This verse needs to be considered in context. After their miraculous, total … Continue reading

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October 2, 2015


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. This … Continue reading

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