In our world today, there are so many things that will try to keep us from being encouraged: COVID19 numbers increasing in record numbers daily, police killing Blacks on almost a daily basis in almost every state; Black women and children coming up missing; Black on Black crime increasing daily in our city, etc. However, my brothers and sister, be encouraged!
Remember who you are and whose you are! We have every reason in the world to be encouraged as long as we continue to trust God at His word! In Deuteronomy 31:8, the word of God says “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Even though these words were spoken to the Israelites, it still applies to us today. Also, Isaiah 43:2 states:“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you passthrough 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.”
Meaning, no matter the storms of life our Lord will be with us! Nothing can defeat us, but ourselves when we stop trusting in our Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ! Stand on His promises – He is faithful to keep them because He cannot tell a lie! Lean on Him, cast your cares on Him and He will do just what He said! Be encouraged! In the end – WE WIN! God bless you!