Words to Encourage – Psalm 55:22

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“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22, ESV

Continuing on with the theme of encouragement, many of us are carrying burdens we have collected throughout our lives. Some may be new and some may be old, but burdens are burdens whatever they be and they drag us down.

Whatever is weighing you down today, may you cast your burden on the Lord and allow Him to sustain you.

It is very easy to fall into the trap of self-reliance and trying to overcome our burdens through our own strength and ingenuity. However, I have found in my personal struggles that the more I try to do it on my own, the more overwhelmed I end up and the more out-of-control the situation(s) become.

There is a peace and calm that comes with letting go of that control and letting God handle it His way. So, Friends, let us set aside pride and self-reliance and give our burdens and challenges to the Lord Christ Jesus.

Words to Encourage – Proverbs 4:23

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“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23, ESV

If you need some words of encourage this week, here is Proverbs 4:23. Sometimes life can really get to us and wear us down, but no matter what we are going through, we need to guard our hearts and minds in our Lord Christ Jesus.

It may be tempting to answer in kind, repay unkindness with unkindness, lash out at those who hurt us or do us wrong, or whatever the situation may be.

However, it is in times of great stress and turmoil that our true characters are revealed. Do we have a character molded in the image of Christ? Are we bearing the fruit of His spirit? Friends, let us guard our hearts.

Proverbs 4:23 overlayed on a photo of green ivy.

Heaven is for Real

Reading Time: 2 minutes On April 16th, a movie hit select theaters in the United States and, surprising many, it took the number 2 slot, earning $22.5 million over the Easter weekend. Marketed as a Christian and Biblical film, Heaven is for Real is based off the book of the same name, by Todd…

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