Encouragement For Christians Today

Encouragement For Christians Today

The Bible is full of words of encouragement. Today it’s possible for every Christian believer to hear from God and to be encouraged in his/her faith. The Bible says that we can go boldly before God’s throne and receive mercy and grace in our time of need. We can do this any time we choose. Every day becomes new in the light of the Lord’s forgiveness and renewing power of His words. Have you ever heard the expression, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life?” That’s what life with the Lord is like; new seasons and new beginnings are His specialty.

What may have come alive in our spirit yesterday when we were reading the Bible not be what we need to endure hardship for today. This is why it’s important to search out the scriptures on a daily basis. Another reason to stay connected with reading the word daily is because we are Christ’s ambassadors in the Earth. His voice is heard through our lips. We may be empowered through reading his words to then become an encouragement for someone else that we will cross paths with today.

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Paul’s words in the above scripture serve as great encouragement for me to start over by leaving things of the past behind. Sometimes it’s the grip of sin that wants to condemn us and drag us down into the pits of hell, but the encouraging words found in the eighth chapter of Romans say that: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”.

That’s because our sins are cast as far as the east is from the west when we ask for forgiveness.

God sent his most powerful words of encouragement through his Son, Jesus Christ.

When Jesus was dying on the cross, he said: “It is finished.” What was finished? Christ had paid the price for our sins and taken our judgment upon him by suffering and dying on the cross. Instead of our needing to be eternally punished in hell’s flames, He suffered and died in our place. At that very moment, forgiveness for you and I on a daily basis entered into the Earth through what Christ had done. He made a way for our slate that had been filled with a life of sin to be completely whipped clean. The words, “it is finished” paved the way for you and I to be holy, blameless and pure in God’s sight.

A few of the most encouraging words that I like to share with others about the Lord is that God loves you and he is not mad at you. Christians sometimes can get caught up in trying to do so many things “right” that they forget that the Bible says that there are no righteous among us. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I like to share this message of God’s love with unbelievers as well as with Christians.