3 Truths To Encourage You

How is your weekend going? Yesterday, we went to church to help pack meal boxes that will be sent to Liberia, Honduras, and Cuba. Of course, you have to wear gloves and hair nets. It’s a great look! Haha!

Yesterday, I got a text from a friend going through a difficult season. It made me think of some of my favorite verses that help me during difficult times.

God knew that life would be full of joy but also full of hurts and disappointments, and He gave us the Bible to encourage us on the journey.

3 Truths To Encourage You

1. We Are All Fighting Battles. It’s often said that we’re either in the middle of a difficult season, we’re about to be in a difficult season, or we just got out of a difficult season. Scripture says in Matthew 5:45 that he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.

What are you facing today? A broken marriage, a scary health diagnosis, a child that has turned into the prodigal? Maybe you’re dealing with aging parents and decisions that are hard.

Whatever the battle, let me remind you that not only is Jesus cheering you on, but you have a cloud of witnesses cheering you on.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

2. Finish Well. Paul says in 2 Timothy 4:7, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. Paul finished well, and it wasn’t easy. He faced more on his journey than most of us will ever have to face, but he kept going.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NLT) says, Finishing is better than starting. 

It’s important how we finish this journey. Finish strong, keep fighting, and don’t give up. Your reward is waiting.

3. We Have a Crown Of Righteousness Waiting For Us. Trials are an inevitable part of our journey, but Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 4:7-8 that the fight is worth it. One day, we will receive the crown of righteousness. No matter what we may face – be it brokenness, discouragement, or loss – we must remember that the best is yet to come. We will see Jesus and live with Him forever.

Maybe you’re not going through a difficult season at the moment, but you know someone who is; call them and encourage them, or write them a note. Let’s be encouragers!

Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!

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  1. Cyndi – I needed this today. thank you so very much. Seems the older we get the harder life is when all we wanted to do was grow up and be an adult when we were younger!! Thank you!!

  2. Wonderful post as always. I would also like to thank you for the gluten free recipe. My daughter has celiac so we all eat a gluten free diet in our house. This will be our dinner tomorrow!

  3. Cyndi, I also send items to individual families in Cuba.
    What carrier does your church use for Cuba. I would be so interested.

    1. Nita I think it was called LifeLine. One of our pastors is over that ministry and I didn’t get all the information except where the food was being sent.

  4. Cyndi, I appreciate your posts! Especially when you say grab your coffee it is time to chat! 🙂 Why yes, Cyndi I sure will!
    We all want the victory, but it does take sometimes going through the battle to get it. Great reminder and also a great reminder to not lose our joy during it! Beautiful post this morning. Thank you!

  5. I really needed this today, Cyndi. I thank God for putting this message before you to share with us.

  6. I’m going through all of this right now. Please pray for me and my family. Thank you for the post. I will meditate on these verses. Just what I needed today. Bless you and your family

  7. Our nephew age 55 is in Vanderbilt he has cancer that has destroyed his heart. They had a heart last night but the new heart was not viable. Please pray for Bill Bickleman. Cyndi. This devotional today is just what we needed

    1. Prayers for your nephew, Bill and your family, Cindy. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace. 🙏🏻

  8. Yes, I always try to remember this too, to be encouraging when encountering someone going through difficult times. Love Wayne and your hairnet look! That made me smile 😀Have a wonderful Sunday!

  9. Thank you for such an encouraging message today and scripture to get us through these difficult times. Life is always difficult in some way or another but trusting in God and laying the trial at His feet keeps me at peace. Blessings to you on this beautiful Sunday Cyndi.

  10. Thank you for this post. Just what I needed this morning. God is good. Thank you for letting him use you you..

    1. Cyndi,
      Thank you for the encouraging scripture and words. My son in law brother whom just turned 40 is facing a death. He has very short time left. He and wife have 2 small girls they have a wonderful church community. I will send her some encouragement. Thankfully they are lovers of the one and only our lord 💕🙏🏼