Looking for Encouragement
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Have you ever sat down with the Scriptures hoping to find some words of encouragement? Here’s a thought. Look for the verbs. What verbs are associated with the Lord? Let’s take Psalm 20 for example: “May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you." Additionally, may He: send you help; grant you support; remember; accept; give you the desire of your heart; make your plans succeed; save; answer.
Our God is for us. The idea here is not that God gives us whatever we want but that we can trust our God to supply every need. He is the one holding us up. He is completely and absolutely trustworthy in every situation we face. His desire is that we live our lives through Him and in Him, in communion with Him all the time. He protects, He guards, He guides He saves. How much more encouragement do you need?