Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daily dose of encouragement

When I first started down the road of recovery my good friend, Kelly, printed the following scriptures on note cards for me to carry around and meditate on when I needed some quick encouragement. I still keep these notecards on hand today. The scriptures provide me with hope regardless of where I am in life or what I am facing on any particular day. I have listed these same scriptures on the Encouragement page tab on the right hand side of the blog as a quick reference point. I hope these bring some joy to your life as well.

Who You Are In Christ:
  • Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. "
  • John 1:12 "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."
  • John 15:15 "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." 
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price."
The Battle Belongs to the Lord:
  • Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
  • Isaiah 58:8 "Then your light will break forth like dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. "
  • Philippians 1:6 ". . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." 
  • Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." 
What scriptures do you lean on when you need a daily dose of hope, joy, and/or encouragement? Please share! Make it a great day!  


  1. AnonymousJune 14, 2011

    It is so good to be reminded of these verses!

    Can I just say something on a much lighter note? Does anyone have any good Scriptures to run through your head when you discover that you have washed a load of laundry with a ballpoint pen and some gum?? This is quite minor in relation to other things, but surely God's Word gives us something for times such as this...


  2. AnonymousJune 14, 2011


    How dreadful! Maybe this one?

    Matthew 6:25-34

    "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.

    Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

    "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

    So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

    -Katie {My Paisley Apron}

  3. Thank you for sharing, Brittnie. I am so encouraged by you and your story. Love you tons!

  4. Wow Britt! I am so amazed & inspired by your strength & ability to share your journey in such an uplifting & encouraging way! I know that this blog will truly touch & change lives. Love you & so thankful that you have come into a life of joy & healing. I'm thankful for you!

  5. I have shared this many times with friends who are venturing, physically or spiritually or emotionally, into new territory...as you certainly are now and have been since you began this courageous journey back to health. "Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people (all the body of believers) into the land (the place of God's salvation and redemption and love) which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them...and the Lord is the one Who goes ahead of you; He will be with you (is with you all the way). He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be discouraged. Do not be afraid." Deuteronomy 31:7-8. Carry on, Brit. You have a great cloud of witnesses all around you cheering you on. Go girl.


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