There are many ways to find encouragement, just as long as the motivation you seek comes from God. It is not harmful to seek help from a close friend, family member, pastor, or counselor since they can point you to God’s word, which is what we ultimately need. Over the years, I have learned to take my concerns to God in prayer first (I used to go to friends and church people for their help, but I learned God is where to take our concerns first and foremost). Then if we need more help or encouragement, we can take our frustration to others after taking it to God first.
When I was a newer believer in Jesus Christ, praying out loud in front of others was a little awkward, but I later learned that my favorite way to pray is being all alone and asking God, “What do you want me to do?” I love that question, and then I sit back and think of God’s word and let the Holy Spirit speak to me. Many people, including myself, in the past, overlook the importance of prayer. Getting involved with fellowship with other believers in Jesus is a basic need to grow in your faith, develop encouragement for yourself, and encourage others you come across. ~ Bill Greguska
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
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Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Isaiah 40:31 ESV
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
John 16:33 ESV
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Matthew 11:28 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Isaiah 12:2 ESV
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
Psalm 31:24 ESV
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!
Psalm 23:4 ESV
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
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