Encouraging Words

Today I would like to share some encouraging words.

There are many of us who have at some time or another hit a rough patch in life.   Most likely all who are reading these lines have encountered a challenge or two along the way. 

It is hard when we are looking closely at our circumstances and trials to think of "looking up". 

I am  reminded of Peter in the Bible...He sees the Lord walking on the water and at first he is frightened.  When he realizes it is Jesus - he becomes courageous and steps out of the boat - begins to walk on the water toward Him.  As Peter becomes aware of the wind and the waves he looks down and all he can see is deep water and darkness.  At that point he begins to sink and fear for his life.  He calls out "Lord save me".  Immediately the blessed hand of the Lord reaches out and lifts Peter up.

We too may have been bravely "walking on water" when suddenly the storm billows of life cause us to look down and lose our faith.  I believe if one chooses to "look up" there is a loving hand reaching out to lift us up to safety.  "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  2 Corinthians: 4:18 

Thank you for letting me share some encouraging words today.

Have a wonderful week.

Hugs

Debbie

 

Comments

  1. Thank you for the encouraging words, Debbie.

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  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement!

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  3. Three years ago when my daughter had her stroke I think I hit a rough patch in my life. However, I never lost my faith .. even though she lost her eyesight in one eye ... I definitely felt his loving hand reaching out to her. This was a beautiful post, Debbie...thank you.

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    1. Hilda I remember that hard patch of time for you. Hope your daughter is doing much better. God always seems to give us the strength we need during times of trials. God Bless You friend.

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  4. Thanks so much Deb ... Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. We've all been there, and if we're lucky, we've experienced a hand lifting us up.

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    1. Kathy you are so correct we all have had tough moments. I know last year was a difficult patch for you. May 2020 be much better.

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  6. Oh my friend-thank you. It is so very easy to NOT look up! Thank you for this beautiful reminder. Lovexxoo

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  7. Sharing is such a good way to live, you never known who needs what you just shared, how many people that touched and gave hope to.
    we have snowdrops and daffodils..Spring is coming, hope yours are too.x

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  8. No doubt we all have had rough places in our lives. It is nice to be reminded that we are never alone all we have to do is reach out.

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  9. Debbie, I feel like you wrote this just for me but I know how true it is for so many of us. Thanks for the inspiring words to just have faith and reach out.

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  10. Thank you for the reminder to stay encouraged. Some days it's harder than others.

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  11. Beautiful words. Thank you for the gentle reminder, Debbie.

    ~Sheri

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  12. Great and MUCH appreciate post dear Debbie.
    I see Joan T (above) replied and bless her, she is amazing and then I saw Hilda's (story) above and I recognize your words carry hope for us all...not just me!
    Blessings my dear friend.

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  13. Encouraging words are always welcome! Thank you!

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  14. Such a beautiful and meaningful post, Debbie! I especially think the seen/unseen sentence from scripture is particularly touching.

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  15. Debbie, those birds are Yellow-billed Magpies. I see them around here a lot. They are black and white with a blue tail and a big yellow beak. They're pretty, and they seem to not be afraid when I take pictures of them. But like all birds, they are cautious when they see my camera. Have a peaceful weekend.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri - thank you for telling me about those birds. They are truly lovely. Hope your weekend is peaceful too. Hugs!

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  16. Hello Debbie, its always nice to read your posts, thank you for sharing those encouraging thoughts xx

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  17. Thank you, Debbie, we humans need encouragement often...

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