Running After God [Short Encouraging Words]

My dogs run after many things! But I’ve never seen them chase anything that doesn’t hold the promise of a yummy reward! Throughout your life, you’ve probably pursued many things as well. No doubt, most of these also had attached to them the promise of a delicious reward. Today, I’d like to encourage you to pursue (run after with all your heart!) Jesus Christ. The reward of pursuing him is unlike anything else!

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When You Need an Angel [Prayer for Protection from Psalm 91]

Wouldn’t it be nice to have angels watching over us? Well, that’s not wishful thinking. According to Psalm 91, it’s Truth. If you’re facing a giant today and need protection, read on.

Psalm 91 is a beautiful psalm of trust in God’s loving care and protection. It’s incredibly comforting to read and pray, and realize that God has a whole host of heavenly messengers ready to do his bidding— to guard those who take shelter in him, who trust him with all their heart. May God watch over you and protect you, and infuse you with his peace today as you meditate on this awesome Psalm and commit to trusting in him!

Let’s pray Psalm 91 from the Voice translation. Pray it in the first person, for example in verse 1 we’d pray:

I will take refuge in the shelter of the Most High and will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Eternal…”

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Good New for Hard Times! [Short Encouraging Words]

Have hard times come your way? Is your heart heavy with care?

Jesus is saying to you, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world! (John 16:33). These are the precious words of our beloved Savior, who died for our sins, rose from the dead, and lives forever to intercede with God on our behalf! (Hebrews 7:25).

That’s the good news we cling to as children of God. Jesus has overcome all the works of the enemy and he is sitting at the right hand of the Father pleading our case! We have the most powerful advocate and faithful friend we could ever hope for. So take heart, dear friend! Don’t lower your gaze when hard times come. Instead, look up! Take heart, trust in God’s goodness and love (Read 23 verses about God’s goodness), and consider troubles as an opportunity for great joy! God is always up to something good!

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When Life Throws Lemons [Short Encouraging Words]

We’ve all heard it said—“When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade!”

Got any lemons in your fridge? Have hard times come your way?

Don’t let them go to waste. Use them to make some delicious lemonade. That’s what I’m doing! I even snapped a photo to encourage you to do the same . . .

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Don’t Take the Bait! [Strong Christian Encouragement]

To my brothers and sisters in the Lord:

During my prayer time this morning I felt like I heard this question in my spirit—


If you had a common enemy, would you not stand against him?


That got me thinking about the widening political divide. We cannot be ignorant of the devils schemes. We have a common enemy— the devil! And he’s baiting us into war! People are not our enemy, the devil is. Hear God’s Word:


“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”—Ephesians 6:11-12

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