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Friday Encouragement

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Here in London, it feels as though summer has arrived. I’m thanking God for the freedom of being able to walk around in shorts and a t-shirt, and for the clear blue sky and sunshine which has brought a cheery undercurrent to my day. I hope you’re having a good Friday and are looking forward to the bank holiday weekend.

I just wanted to share a passage from my Bible reading for today:

Remember your promise to me;
it is my only hope.
Your promise revives me;
it comforts me in all my troubles.
The proud hold me in utter contempt,
but I do not turn away from your instructions.
I meditate on your age-old regulations;
O LORD, they comfort me.
I become furious with the wicked,
because they reject your instructions.
Your decrees have been the theme of my songs
wherever I have lived.
I reflect at night on who you are, O LORD;
therefore, I obey your instructions.
This is how I spend my life:
obeying your commandments.
(Psalm 119:49-56)

Being a faithful follower of Jesus in a fallen world can be a lonely calling sometimes, as the broken world laughs and mocks at what we disciples know to be precious truth. Thankfully, we have God’s Word to remind us that we’re on the right path, and we have our brothers and sisters in the faith to encourage us.

And if God is for us, who can be against us?


  1. It can be a lonely experience, and at times even in the church. There has become so much compromise in the church that there are times one can feel out of place. Guess that’s why it is so important who we choose to hang out with and which church we choose to attend. Like minded friends are so important. We were promised troubles and persecution but also promised victory. I pray you have a blessed day today.

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    1. Totally in agreement with what you’re saying, beehopper! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and for your prayer. I pray you have a lovely day and a wonderful weekend too. God bless! 🙏🏻✝️

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