Posts tagged encouragement
15 Bible Verses for Encouragement and Strength in Hard Times

As a part of our human lives on this Earth, we’re destined to run into hard times. We all experience difficult things and times of trouble. Jesus even warns us of this specifically in Scripture (John 16:33). Fortunately, the Bible also provides us with plenty of encouragement for these hard times!

Our God is a loving God who, despite our sinful nature that brings negative experiences into the world, still helps us, loves us, and encourages us through our darkest hours.

If you’re going through a hard time, the absolute best thing to do is turn to the Lord! Through His Word we can find strength, encouragement, and guidance to help us in times of trouble.

Let’s dive in to the promises our God has provided to us in His Word for encouragement and strength in hard times!

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13 Prayers for Your Future Husband

Are you currently waiting on God to send you your future husband? In seasons of waiting, we can sometimes feel helpless and discouraged, especially when we’re really ready for what we know God’s going to bring us!

During my time of waiting on my current relationship, I remember getting a little impatient at times and wondering when God would decide the time was right to bring that special guy into my life. However, one of the things that brought me comfort was when I would pray for my future husband.

I didn’t know who he was, couldn't mention him by name, but that didn’t matter. God knew who he was, and my prayers were effective just the same!

If you’re in a season of waiting on the man God has for you, you can do the same thing! I encourage you to pray for your future husband and relationship, putting God at the center before anything even takes place. It’s one of the best ways to bring you peace and encouragement during a seemingly never-ending season!

Use the following 13 prayer ideas to help you pray over your future husband!

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11 Bible Verses About Friendship

One of my favorite things about life is the fact that I have wonderful people who I can call my friends. The blessing of friendship is a beautiful gift, and something that God has given us for many reasons!

Friendship isn’t always easy though, and when we’re feeling lost on how to handle certain situations involving our friends, or perhaps we just need encouragement, we can look to the Bible to learn Godly ways for handling friendships.

Below is outlined 11 bible verses all about friendship, from the type of people we should trust to how we should treat those in our inner circle, as well as the beautiful blessings friendship can bring to our lives! To learn all about it, dive in to the Scriptures below.

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14 Bible Verses About Relationships

As humans, romantic relationships can be one of the most special and fulfilling parts of life. The bond that God created us to experience with our significant other is such a unique blessing.

However, as Christians, our mindset and way of going about dating and marriage is sometimes much different from what the world tells us. If we want a fruitful, blessed, and Godly relationship, it’s important for us to look to the Creator of such things for how to do so.

So what does the Word of God say about love? The following are 16 Bible verses all about dating and marriage relationships that I hope will guide you and encourage you!

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A Note to the Girl Struggling with Comparison featuring Shining for the Lord

God made you to be you.

As simple as loving yourself sounds, I know it isn't simple like that for most girls, including me. As I have battled comparison BIG time myself.

I’ll always remember coming home from school and telling my mom how ugly I was, that I just wanted to be like my friends. No matter what she told me, I argued back and didn't believe her that I really was a, “Special, one of a kind girl who is beautiful inside and out.” I vaguely remember trying everything to make me feel good about myself, hanging out with the “Cool group,” convincing my parents to buy me new shoes and all. Then, getting that one comment from the one girl. I remember starting to workout because I HATED my external appearance and at such a young age. Comparison really is the thief of joy. I wish I would've known this sooner.

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How to Honor God by Living a Healthy Lifestyle featuring The Nourishing Soul Co.

What is the definition of a healthy lifestyle? Before entering my graduate nutrition program, I would’ve told you that what you eat and how you workout is what really counts. Even though those are two important elements of a healthy lifestyle, there is more to health than that. If you truly want to live a healthy lifestyle, you also need to take care of your mind and soul.

It’s 2019. We’re living in the most progressive and digital age in history. Americans have unlimited educational resources at their fingertips, courtesy of the Internet. You might assume that our country is thriving and everyone is living their best life ever. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In comparison to other high-income countries, Americans aren’t living as long and 19.1% of the country is diagnosed with anxiety each year (1).

When we look health related to nutrition, ¾ of Americans have an eating pattern that is low in fruits, vegetables, dairy, and healthy oils (2). And the majority of people are eating more than the recommended daily intake of sugars, saturated fats, and sodium (2).

Clearly, what the media and mainstream health authorities have been promoting isn’t working. People are living with nutritional deficiencies, disease and less happiness relative to the quality of life (1). You can eat healthy and follow nutrition and exercise recommendations to the T. But if you’re not nourishing your mind and soul with a relationship with Jesus, you’ll continue to feel unfulfilled and struggle with your health. 

The solution? Invite the Lord to walk with you and follow His Word as you actively live a healthy lifestyle!

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His Ways Are Not My Ways featuring Sarah Paige Diaries

I will never forget the day I sat on the floor of my bedroom crying my eyes out because my life was going in a completely opposite direction from where I thought it was going. When I finished high school, I made a failed attempt at going to Bible college, and then I moved home and started working at my church. I was a production assistant and focused mainly on sound, lights, and graphics. And I loved my job. I loved every single second of it and decided it was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

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A Prayer for Depression

In today’s world, we all face troubles, fighting numerous battles that can make the day-to-day more difficult than we would like.

Some battles are fought in the open, physically and for all to see. But other battles are more internal, sometimes never being known or acknowledged by others around us.

Mental health problems are a huge crisis today, with illnesses such as anxiety and depression debilitating countless people. Some may think that Christians wouldn’t have to deal with these battles, but it is far from the case.

The body of Christ is being hit with the same mental struggles as non-Christians and the result is saddening.

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Quiet Time with God: My In-Depth Routine + Ideas, Tips, and Scriptures

Quiet time with God is such an important part of a Christian lifestyle. Being a Christian is about having a deep, intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

When we have a relationship with someone, what do we do? Usually we spend time with them, talk to them, get to know them, and trust them. This is how we should look at the function of our quiet time with God!

What does your time with Jesus look like? Everyone’s may look a little different, but the basic principles are prayer and Bible study. Below I’ve detailed my quiet time routine to show you how I go about these things.

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