Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

The Lord loves us, and he promised He would never leave or forsake us. The Lord is our strength when we are weak, our hope in times of trouble and sorrow. He is our joy for each day. There is no other except Him in whom we can put our trust.

Please read these words of encouragement, print them off and keep them with you. When the weight of this world and its troubles try to overcome you get them out and read them and hold in your heart the promises of God.

Isaiah 43 1-7 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Isaiah 44: 1-6 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. One shall say, I am the LORD’S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel. Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

We are never alone for Jesus promised us He would never leave us.

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Deuteronomy 31:8 “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Job 5:11 “He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

2 Corinthians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.”

Psalm 119:76 “Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”

John 16:33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Psalm 139:11-12 “If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.”

Isaiah 49:13 “Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.”

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Romans 8:37-39 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

God Bless, dear friends, may the Lord be with you today and always!


This entry was posted on October 23, 2018. 2 Comments

Gone But Never Forgotten

Hubert, Carolyn, Me

Tonight my brother entered his eternal rest. He is at peace now in the arms of Jesus: He has his new body with no more sorry no more pain just peace and joy in the presence our the Lord. He will be greatly missed by so many who loved him dearly but it’s not really goodbye, just see you later when we to get home. RIP my Hubie. I love you!
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And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Psalm 138:2


Psalm 138:2

I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Thoughts on Today’s Verse
For Christians, God’s temple is one of two related things: either the Christian’s body (1 Cor. 6:19-20) or the group of people who make up his Church (1 Cor. 3:16). Because of the flaws in people who make up our churches, many are hypercritical of their hypocrisy. But God’s Church is precious to him, and should be to us. Anyone who destroys his Church through division will be utterly destroyed. God’s faithfulness to his people is seen in his preservation of the Church through all the ravages and persecutions down through history and with his patience with the flawed people who are in his Church. But, God should always be the center of the Church and he alone is to be exalted. The Church is still to be governed by his Word and not our own will.

Holy and Almighty Father in heaven, Your steadfast love and faithfulness is revealed Father in your preservation of your Church through all the years of history. I will cherish your Church and do all I can to help it grow and mature to become more like Jesus. I recognize and accept that you and you alone are to be exalted above all other things and that church must never be more important than your will revealed in your word. Give me the courage to be true to you even if the church with whom I’m involved may not completely honor you. Let bow down before you and worship you Lord with a true and pure heart.Through Jesus I pray. Amen.

Living At Peace In A Stressful World

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Living At Peace In A Stressful World

A few Sundays ago I was sitting in my rocking chair on my front porch drinking my morning coffee before getting ready to leave for Sunday Church service. My dog Max lay at the top of the steps on the porch. Across the dirt road from where I live there stands a mighty, old oak tree that is probably three or four hundred years old. I’m sure it is at least four foot across. It has huge limbs that are as big as a large trees coming out on two sides. As I sat there drinking my coffee I heard a sound like an acorn dropping to the ground. The thought went through my mind that a squirrel was there and had dropped a nut to the ground. A few minutes later I heard the sound again but a little bit louder, then…

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Down An Ole Country Road

Country Road

Down An Ole Country Road


Down An Ole Country Road

I see fields of white daisies

Ole wooden fence posts

And cows a grazing


Down an ole country road

A stream runs crystal clear

The sound of the gentle flow

Plays upon my ear


Down an ole country road

 The trees grow tall casting their shade on the narrow lane

Their leaves whisper softly in the gentle breeze

Cooling my face after the summer rain


Down an ole country road

My home up ahead I now see

The soft glow from the window beckons me on

To the love of family waiting there for me


Down an ole country road

There is peace to be found

For the Lord has blessed

 Our hallowed ground


Written and Copyrighted by Jeanette Kelley

Along Your Pathway

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Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire and souls to save! Please pay attention to the plight of those you encounter. Show them your light and your love. Be kind and lead others by example to the peace and comfort of our Lord. And remember when you forgive you open the prison door of your heart and bring peace to yourself as well others.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Prayer Request

To those of you who have been praying for my brother Hubert I want to say thank you so much for your prayers. I wanted to give you an update on him. He is doing fairly well, he started treatment about three weeks ago and took his second treatment yesterday. He is really weak and some of the meds they have him on for pain is affecting his mind. Unless the Lord intervenes I know he will not be able to fight this off completely to many other issues he is fighting as well. The Lord knows the situation and what is needed and I trust His will.

Also I would like to ask you to pray for my husband Tim, they recently found he has a Viruccous Carcinoma in his mouth on his tongue. The prognosis is good but he is going for surgery at the Vanderbilt as soon as they can get it set up. Please pray the Lord send His healing to Tim. He is our worship leader at our church and loves to sing for the Lord. As I said about Hubert I trust the Lord has this and I have faith He can heal all things.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.

God bless,