Encouragement for Today

A collection of verses, quotes, songs. Things that speak to me. I hope you find some encouragement here, too.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yea, I will help you, yea I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.  Hebrews 6:19-20

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
St. Francis de Sales, via Father Tim in Jan Karon’s In This Mountain.

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing
Psalm 68:4-6

“Indeed, God knows every detail of our lives, and when we step out in faith to follow Him, He will show us that our greatest security is not found in the comforts we can manufacture in this world but in the faithful provision of the only one who knows our needs and the only one who is able to meet our needs in every way.”   David Platt, Radical

But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”  Isaiah 43:1-2


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