Tag Archives: encouragement

December 14, 2015


Zechariah 9:12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. I know that I’ve written on this verse several times in the past, most recently when the … Continue reading

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December 7, 2015


Isaiah 49:4 But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due to me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.” For … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015


Joshua 8:1 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai.” This verse needs to be considered in context. After their miraculous, total … Continue reading

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October 2, 2015


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. This … Continue reading

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September 9, 2015


Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. From my present perspective it can be hard to remember that … Continue reading

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September 2, 2015


Acts 27:20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved. We are creatures of the moment, and when undesirable circumstances continue we are entirely liable … Continue reading

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August 9, 2015


Isaiah 42:4 “He will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.” These nine verses are very clearly and explicitly Messianic, but every time I run into a … Continue reading

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July 14, 2015


Psalm 52:9 I will praise you for ever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints. Once again I am struck by … Continue reading

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June 8, 2015


2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any … Continue reading

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November 18, 2014


Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees! “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. The first 11 verses of chapter 12 are dearly loved, and I have … Continue reading

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