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I had a post already planned for today, but I quickly scratched it because I just had to share the moment I had last night... err or this morning. I was up late into the night and well into the morning. I couldn't lay in bed. I couldn't sleep. My eyes were wide open staring into the dark. I felt complete discontent and discouragement. I am not really sure what for. Do you ever have those moments where you just seem to get really down? It's an overwhelming feeling of, "I'm not content". I don't ever like to feel this way *obviously*, but I couldn't help but fight the feeling. So rather than toss and turn in bed I came downstairs to my office and sat at the computer, flipped through a few blogs, messed around on the internet, and then I became even more discouraged. I was just so disheartened for reasons I don't know.

I tried reading happy blogs...cute articles...nothing worked. So just when I was going to shut down and head back to bed to try and sleep, I leaned over my bible and my journal. I usually do a morning bible study once Jon has up and left for work in the morning. But something urged me to open it up last night. Someone was tugging at my heart strings. 

I follow along with a study called She Reads Truth. I've talked about it before so make sure to check that out for more information. I've missed a few days on the study so I decided I'd dive back in. They are doing a study on God's promises right now. So I started at Day 1. The first piece of scripture to read was John 16:33.

These things I have spoken unto you, the in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

I cried. This verse spoke straight to me. He spoke straight to me heart exactly in my time of need. He heard my plea, my desperation. He felt my weakness and vulnerability. And he fulfilled all those voids. He poured His grace into my heart.

I can't even explain the sense of peace that brings me. "The in me ye might have peace". I have no reason to feel unsettled. He tells me plain and simple right there. Sometimes I let this world get the best of me. But thankfully I have a God who continuously fills me with hope and grace.

My faith in Him keeps a smile on my face. I hope you can find encouragement in that verse if you are experiencing discontent. God is good y'all.

Have a fabulous weekend, loves!

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5 comments on "Encouragement"
  1. This is awesome. God is always good. And this just proves it once again. So glad you shared this. :)

    xo fal

  2. i stinkin LOVE your heart, girlie. so raw, authentic, faithful. I think we all struggle with contentment every once in a while. I also think contentment is easily confused with happiness. God never says we will always be happy. Far from it, if you think of Jesus on the cross! Bit happy is a fleeting emotion. Contentment is constant. It comes from the knowledge of our salvation and the Holy Spirit living without us. So glad God pricked your heart with that amazing verse today. Hugging you!! xx

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  4. I've been trying to study the scriptures in the morning before i leave and it makes a HUGE difference. Thanks for sharing your faith inspiring moment with us <3 You are AMAZING.

  5. God is good all the time! It is sooo true. I find that when I'm in the midst of a struggle I keep asking Him "why" but He is all knowing and keeps telling me "wait." His plans are always good for those that are called according to His purpose, even if we don't see it at the time. So glad that you can find encouragement in Him. He alone is our only source of true love, joy and happiness! God bless, girly and thanks for the post :)


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