(My Personal) Top 10 Words of Encouragement

10. “God redeems our wasted past.” – based on Rom.8:28 (And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.)

9. “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” – Jer.31:3 (the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.)

8. “I’m not done with you yet.” – based on Phil.1:6 (“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”)

7. When God says, “I know”, amidst a time of trial. – based on Heb.4:13 (And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.)

6. When God says, “vengeance is Mine”, during a time of betrayal and injustice. – based on Rom.12:19-21 (19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.)

5. “Sometimes God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves.” – Steve Estes (Pastor-Theologian)

4. “Lord, lift me above my own narrow horizon, that I might fulfill your true vision for me.” – B.J. Hoff (Christian Author)

3. “Knowing that your labor is not in vain, never never never in vain in the Lord.” – based on 1Cor.15:58 (Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.)

2. “You know my name!” – based on Ps.139:1-4 (1 O LORD , you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD , you know it altogether.)

1. When God says, “No one decides your destiny but Me”, amidst disappointment and hopelessness – based on Jer.29:11 (For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.)

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