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Where To Look For Encouragement

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The Bible is the most amazing book ever written. Within it’s pages are some of the most spectacular stories you will ever read. It is God’s story to us. If you have no church background at all, or if you’ve come from a previously tainted experience with church or if you just think the Bible is antiquated or irrelevant for today’s culture, let me assure you that within the 66 books that compose the Bible you will find stories and information as current and relevant as today’s news. You will also find many wonderful assurances and promises throughout to encourage you in your relationship with Jesus Christ if you already know Him, and if you don’t know Him, you’ll find Him there. A good place to start reading is in the Gospel of John.

The following information is taken from a tract titled, Where to Look in the Bible,” published by Crossway Tracts:

Where to Look in the Bible

Need rest and peace? Matthew 11:25-30
Worried? Matthew 6:19-24
Are you lonely or fearful? Psalm 23
Need peace of mind? John 14:27; Philippians 4:6-8
Are you disappointed by people? Psalm 27
Growing bitter or critical? I Corinthians 13
Have you sinned (and we all do)? Psalm 51; 1 John 1
Are you discouraged? Psalm 34
Do you feel God seems far away? Psalm 139
Do you think the world seems bigger than God? Psalm 90
Are you sick? Psalm 41
Feeling sorrowful? John 14; Psalm 46
Are you in danger? Psalm 91
Do you want courage? Joshua 1:1-9
Need assurance? Romans 8
Forget your blessings? Psalm 103
Are you looking for joy? Colossians 3
Do you need help now? Psalm 121
Thinking of investments? Mark 10:17-31
Need rules of conduct? Exodus 20:1-17
Need to know God’s will for your life? Proverbs 3:1-6

You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. ~Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

The Bible is full of wonderful assurances and promises for all who believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. But each person must accept Jesus as his own Savior before he can claim these promises personally. How can these promises be yours? The Bible says that you must . . .

Recognize that you cannot be saved by trying to be good, or by doing the best you can, or by being a member of a social or religious organization. God says that we are not save by our good works (Ephesians 2:8-9: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast”).

Confess that you cannot save yourself; that you are a guilty sinner worthy of God’s righteous judgment; and that you are hopelessly lost without the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior (Roman 10:9-10: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved”).

Believe the good news that Christ died for the ungodly (Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”). He therefore died for you and settled your sin debt by His death on Calvary’s cross. Believe the blessed news that Christ was raised from the dead and now lives to save all who will come to Him in faith (Hebrews 7:25: “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them”).

Call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ with a sincere desire to be saved from your sins. For God has promised that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

Rely on God’s sure promise, not on your feelings. By faith declare that you are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed for the forgiveness of your sins. Openly confess Him as your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

If you have not yet received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I encourage you do to so right now in the quietness of your own heart.

(Source: Where to Look in the Bible,” published by Crossway Tracts).

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1 Comment

  1. sally lacey says:

    Sara, I don’t know how I missed this one but I went to it today while reading Regaining Our Balance.” By the way, I really enjoyed that one as well. I have printed out both and plan to share with several people in my family. You are such a BLESSING to me with these blogs. Keep them coming. SO glad GOD brought you into my pathway several years ago. Like I have entertained an Angel unaware.


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