Be Encouraged

I will never leave you or forsake you.
When things look the bleakest, there is always golden sunshine
behind the cloud and a silver lining.
I have blessed you.
You read the story of Daniel who had
been in mourning for three weeks.
He was discouraged!
Then, God sent an angel, who asked him to listen carefully
to his message:
“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God.
Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” (Daniel 10:19 NLT)
Do I not speak to you in the same way?
I want you to listen carefully to my still small voice telling you
I love you and will continue to do so always!

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

 One of the blogs I wrote recently was on “Discouragement” which is part of the human journey. Daniel was discouraged as he prayed for the children of Israel. He knew their captivity had been brought about because they refused to walk God’s way. Even in the land of Babylon, many turned to the idols of the Babylonians.

Today, in America, we see many laws being enacted which are against God’s commandments. We, like Daniel, need to earnestly pray for our nation. I know God is once again able to send a spirit of revival to us.

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About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called listeningtohear.wordpress.com
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