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Encourage Yourself In The Lord



What do you do when 
you are down and 
nothing seems to be 
going right? How do
you touch heaven when 
you feel so far away? 
You can't look to 
other people to fill 
the empty places within 
you. You can't look to 
others to make you happy or fulfilled in life. 
We all go through times when we want to give up, 
when we just don't want to fight so hard. We all 
need a way to pick ourselves up and go on .

When I get discouraged I begin to slack on good 
disciplines that I've developed. I begin to feel 
worse, not just in my emotions, but in my body 
as well.

Over time, and much experience, I have learned 
how to handle those situations when they arise. 
I prepare ahead. I make it easier to pull myself 
out before I need to. 

 Look at the Word...

1 Samuel 30:6 Now David was greatly distressed, 
for the people spoke of stoning him, because 
the soul of all the people was grieved, every 
man for his sons and his daughters. But David 
strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, 
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, 
that you may prove what is that good and acceptable 
and perfect will of God.


I want to share a few of the ways that I've learned 
how to renew my mind and lift myself up.


One of the things that I do is this - I got a blank 
hardcover bound book. The kind that you journal 
in, and I began just writing down scriptures 
that mean alot to me. Some are just ones that 
I like and others are ones that God has specifically 
told me throughout my life. I don't write anything 
else in the book, only scriptures. I don't try to 
write them in any special order or anything. 
I just simply write them one after another. Over 
time, I have written pages and pages of bible 
verses that I can refer back to anytime. I have 
about 50-60 pages filled in my book.  It's a place 
where you can go when you feel bad and you need a 
word of encouragement from God. You can sit and read 
through your select scriptures and encourage 
yourself in the Lord. Of course, you still read 
your bible and allow God to continue to speak 
a fresh word to you. This book is for a quick 
and effective word of hope, healing and strength. 
I add to my book and read through mine often. 
Give it a try it and see if it helps you. 

Another thing that I do is this... I use my media 
player on my computer and make personally mixed 
CD's of my favorite worship and praise songs. 
Think ahead. What songs minister the most to you 
when you sing them. You are singing to God but you 
need to find songs that express what is in the 
depths of your heart. Worship can be healing. 
The anointing is on praise and worship. 

If you are down and discouraged right now, you don't 
have to wait until you are feeling better to start 
these things. In fact if you start them now, you 
will probably get your mind off of what's bothering 
you and feel better just for doing it. 

These ideas will get you more of the word and more 
of His presence. And what you put in you will begin 
to manifest in your life.