STOP! DON’T BECOME DISTRESSED
Guard your heart!
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down.
There is a process toward the place of distress. It looks something like this.
(1) DISBELIEF in the PROMISES requiring faith – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 *Other verses for encouragement -> Matthew 24:35 2 Corinthians 5:7, 1 John 5:4
(2) DISCOURAGED by the PROBLEMS opposing faith – I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 *Other verses for encouragement ->Proverbs 3:5-6, Galatians 6:9, James 4:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:13
(3) DISENGAGED from the PEOPLE and PLACE of faith – Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 *Other verses for encouragement ->Proverbs 27:17, Mark 3:25
(4) DISTRESSED as a PERSON without faith –May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 *Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.Psalm 43:5 *Other verses for encouragement ->Psalm 18:2, , Ecclesiastes 4:10-12, Prov. 12:25
>>>>>KEEP BELIEVING GOD’S PROMISES<<<<
God is FAITHFUL TO FULFIL His promises.
ABOVE ALL ELSE guard your heart, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23
Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed,for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10