Jonathan was out of town friday, saturday, and sunday. When he is out of town I leave the TV in the living room on at night but just mute it. When Georgia and I got up the next morning Dr. Charles Stanley was on (although I left it on Tree House Masters when I went to bed) and he was talking about God our Encourager. (I've talked about Charles Stanley a bit HERE) I had never heard any of his sermons until this week and then I suddenly get two that really spoke to me.
From his sermon on TV what really stood out to me was that:
God is always encouraging us. He gives us grace always and never leaves us. He doesn't want us to give up. He is our comforter. He is faithful to keep his word to us...always! He knows what is good for us...always! He does not change. We should never and are not meant to live in discouragement.
He also closed with these three verses. They're just perfect. Feel encouraged today :)
Proverbs 3: 5-6
Trust in the L with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the L your God will be with you wherever you go.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.