a Whisper…discouragement

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“Breathe, my child, for it is a time to trust me to provide all that you need for this day.  I am your source. I am your strength and I will help you as you look to me for provision. Let my river of peace flow over you in this moment so that you can hear me and know my thoughts for you today.

Do not be discouraged as you are doing good in the world around you.  My Spirit is upon you to help you, to guide you, and to make a way for you to be effective for me.  Your smile is needed even when it seems like people don’t care. Rest in me; abide in me; be who I have made you to be.

When I place you somewhere there is always a greater purpose for what you do. When you don’t feel like you’re doing much, you can’t imagine what others are seeing by your presence, in your witness, in your behavior. You are a person of peace because you walk in peace with me, and I am your Lord.  I am personal to you.

People are hungry for peace; however, they have a hard time knowing where to find it. Many are simply afraid to look to me because they do not understand what it is to have faith in what they cannot see. You must pray for closed eyes to be opened, cold hearts to be made warm, and closed minds to be made soft.

When others offend you with their language or actions, pray. For it is the enemy of your soul at work trying not only to discourage the one who is speaking, but the one’s whose ears are sensitive to such things.  The enemy only has the power you give to him to discourage you.

Stand firm and remain strong in me. You can do this wherever you find yourself. You are capable of multi-tasking when you exercise your spiritual muscles. Nothing is impossible for you.  Be blessed today for I love you and I am near to you.”

“You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” Psalms 59:17 (NIV)

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave your nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (NIV)

Author: Nancy Nelson Larson - Whispers from God Blog

I am a devoted follower of Christ who believes that when we have ears to hear, God will speak to us. He not only uses His word through the Bible, but he uses the Holy Spirit to communicate with us in many different ways, but mostly in the ways He knows each individual heart will hear Him. This blog is simply about sharing the whispers that the Lord has spoken to my heart during quiet times with Him. I give Him all the credit for the words shared on this site. If there is any encouragement for you, as there has been for me, the blessing is from Him. I pray that all who find this blog will hear his voice in these Whispers.

4 thoughts on “a Whisper…discouragement”

  1. An encouraging yet challenging word. I love how the Lord directs us to entrust our lives, problems and discouragement to Him, then to look outward to consider the needs of others. It tends to minimize the issues in my mind and they become less overwhelming.

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