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12 scriptures about : Be Strong and courageous

Be Strong and courageous – YOU have a courage heart

 1 Chronicles 28:20
"And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord."
Joshua 1:9
"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Psalm 31:24
"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

Isaiah 41:10-13

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 16:13
"Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong."
Ephesians 6:10
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Haggai 2:4
"Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts.."
Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
1 Chronicles 22:13
"Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the Lord charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed."
2 Chronicles 19:11
And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the Lord shall be with the good.

Scriptures on Long Life

“With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation”

God has given to his covenant people many promises from which they can live godly, satisfying and successful lives. We know that death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat its fruits (Prov 18:21).

What fruit would you rather be eating death or life? The answer is clear. Therefore, we should speak what we want to see even if our bodies are saying something else. Some people have families with short life span, as a result of sicknesses and diseases or tragedies of some sort. If we are not careful we will talk ourselves right into the grave. Jesus came to give life and that more abundantly, not just in the spiritual but also in the  natural.

Speak by faith

1 Peter 3:10

For he who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.

2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 23:25,26
“So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. I will fulfill the number of your days.”

Deuteronomy 5:33
You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.

Deuteronomy 30:20

And that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Job 5:26
You shall come to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.

Psalm 21:4
He asked life from You, and You gave it to him—Length of days forever and ever.

Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 34:12,13
“Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.”

Psalm 36:9
For with You is the fountain of life.

Psalm 91:14-16

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

Psalm 92:12- 1

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing.

Psalm 118:17
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord.

Proverbs 3:1,2
My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 3:13,16
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding.
Length of days is in her right hand, In her left hand riches and honor.

Proverbs 4:10
Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.

Proverbs 4:20-23
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

Proverbs 9:10,11
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the Lord prolongs days.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life.

Proverbs 28:16
He who hates covetousness will prolong his days.

Jeremiah 39:18

For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me,” says the LORD.

Joel 2:25

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.

John 10:10

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Ephesians 6:1-3

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

Take a Praise Break!

Life sometimes becomes very hectic, and Believers tend to loose focus on what is really important in their lives. When last have you taken time out to bless the Lord and tell Him how awesome and magnificent he is? Don’t allow life’s business to lock you into its mold, so that you become lost in the day to day struggle that you fail to connect to what your soul and spirit truly desires-HIS PRESENCE.

Take a praise break and let your Creator know how grateful you are that he has given you another day, another chance, a new beginning to start over today. Your hope and confidence must TOTALLY be in God and not in the systems of this world, because regardless of how good they appear to be, they fail and disappoint but God’s word stands forever, his plans are recession, sickness, job and depression…. proof.

Read and declare

Psalm 145:1-21, aloud, let your mouth speak in praise of Him. No one is worthy of such praise and adoration like He is. Then claim His promises as His child.

As you declare God’s praise, watch His presence and peace fill your life and heart.

1. I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

2. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.

3. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

4. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.

5. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

6. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.

7. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

8. The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

9. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

10. All you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saints will extol you.

11. They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,

12. so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

13. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.

14. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

15. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.

16. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

17. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.

18The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

19. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

20. The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

21. My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Be empowered through your praise.

Advancing the Kingdom of God in the earth!

Healing Scriptures

Healing Scriptures

These scriptures are faith building scriptures that will strengthen you to stand against anything that may come your way. When you find out what the word says about your situation, then you are able to pray God’s will over the situation. When your body is attacked by sickness, diseases, frailty, weakness, dizziness take the word in like medicine.

Find the WORD and read it out loud enough so that you can hear it. Believe it,  Embrace it and Declare it. I have what the WORD says I have, I possess what the WORD says I possess. I thank you Lord for it. I forgive if I have any aught against anyone and by faith I take this word in like medicine and I receive my healing. I have a blood bought right to be healed and delivered by the stripes and blood of Jesus Christ.

Take this word like medicine as often as you are directed by the Holy Spirit to do it, morning and evening.

Exodus 15:26 Matthew 8:2-3 2 Corinthians 4:18
Exodus 23:25-26 Matthew 8:16-17 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Deuteronomy 7:14-15 Matthew 9:35-36 Galatians 3:3-14, 29
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Matthew 15:30-31 Ephesians 6:10-17
1 Kings 8:56 Matthew 18:18-19 Philippians 2:13
Psalm 91: 9-10, 14-16 Matthew 21:21-22 Philippians 4:6-9
Psalm 103:1-5 Mark 9:23 2 Timothy 1:7
Psalm 107:17, 19-21 Mark 10:27 Hebrews 10:23
Psalm 118:17 Mark 11:22-24 Hebrews 11:11
Proverbs 4:20-24 Mark 16:14-18 Hebrews 13:8
Isaiah 41:10 Luke 6:19 James 4:7
Isaiah 53:4-5 Luke 9:2 James 5:14-16
Jeremiah 1:12 Luke 13:16 1 Peter 2:24
Jeremiah 17:14 Acts 5:16 1 John 3:21-22
Jeremiah 30:17 Acts 10:38 1John 5:14-15
Joel 3:10 Romans 4:16-21 3 John 2
Nahum 1:9 Romans 8:2, 11 Revelations 12:11

Scriptures on Prosperity

Prosperity Scriptures (NIV)

The word of God is proof of God’s will concerning our prosperity. Taking the word and putting it into our hearts and minds not only reduces doubt and unbelief concerning what God wants but also, builds our faith to believe God for the impossible. It is important to note that it is God’s will to prosper his people

Genesis 8:21

The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

Genesis 12:2

“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.

Genesis 13:2

Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.

Genesis 13:5-6

Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together.

Genesis 24:35

The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy.

Genesis 26:12-13

Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.

Genesis 39:2-4

The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.

Genesis 39:5-6

From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Exodus 23:30

Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.

Exodus 36:5-7

And said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done.”Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.

Leviticus 26:9-10

I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.

Deuteronomy 7:12-14

If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors. He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.

Deuteronomy 28:8-13

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you.The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,  for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

2 Chronicles 20:20

 “As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”

2 Chronicles 31:21

 In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.

Psalm 34:9-10

Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 35:27

May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.

Psalm 103:51-5

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Proverbs 13:21-22

who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things. A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Proverbs 3:9-10

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine.

Proverbs 8:18-21

With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.

Isaiah 1:19

If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.

Isaiah 45:3

I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

Job 36:11

If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

Joshua 1:8

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:8-11

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Matthew 6:31-33

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.

James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Acts 14:17

 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”

1 John 5:14-15

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Galatians 6:6-10

Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Claim your benefits

Benefits packageBenefits package

Anyone who is in the job market, looking for a job will always be more interested in jobs that offer benefits. Although we may not think strongly about benefits, they are essential and add value to us and our family’s lives. Many organizations are seeking to make their fringe benefits package more attractive so that they can attract and retain the best professionals in the market. Some of those benefits are tuition assistance, flexible medical, childcare spending accounts, medical insurance, 401k disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, retirement benefits and much more. We love good benefits and feel a sense of security about our well-being because our benefits allow us to go to the doctor, take vacations, stay home when we are sick and enjoy our perks. As Christians we do not realize that we have benefits too, benefits that far outweigh the benefits of our jobs, but we seldom claim them. David praises God in Psalm 103:1- 5 and describes the benefits that he receives from God.

Psalm 103:1-5

1Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

He forgives our sins, he heals all our diseases, he redeems our lives from destruction, he crowns us with loving kindness, and satisfies our desires with good things.

Jesus has purchased the greatest benefits package for you, unwrap it and take full advantage of it

These things are already in motion for us, as the children of covenant. Join David and praise God for the benefits you already have. You do not have to work hard to achieve it or better yet, try to earn it, these benefits are not dependent on your performance level with God. Whether you have met God’s level of holiness or you fell short a little. In fact, we really did not qualify for any of these benefits. Yet he made provisions for us even before we showed up in the world (Roms. 5:8). The price has been paid, it’s now time for us to access and enter into God’s provision through the door Jesus Christ. The greatest part of this is that, as long as Jesus is a part of our lives, we will always have access to of all God’s benefits (James 1:17).

Regardless of what’s happening in your life, do not leave any benefits on the table. All belongs to you (2 Corinth. 1:20). And do you qualify? Absolutely, you have a blood bought right to all the fullness of God in Christ Jesus.

I join my faith with yours today to believe God for whatever you need to be accomplished in your life.

Unwrap your benefits daily

OPEN UP YOUR MOUTH AND DECLARE THE WORD OF GOD OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Declare the benefits of God over your house daily. Command your day by declaring that you have a blood bought right to possess all the benefits of God. You are a child of covenant, therefore your inheritance is secure in Christ. According to Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” You have a great benefits package, unwrap it and take full advantage of all its content. Find your package in the Bible, God’s inspired words to you.

Forget not all his benefits

  1. His forgiveness of all sins (Psalm 103: 3, Luke 7:28, Romans 3:25, Romans 5:8, 1 John 1:9)
  2. Eternal and abundant life (John 1:12, John 3:16, John 10:10, 1 John 5:11, 2 Corinth. 5:1)
  3. Physical health and divine healing (Jer. 30:17, Psalm 103:3, Matthew 8:17, Isa 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 118:17, )
  4. Peace and tranquility (Isa 9:6, Psalm 23:2-3, Isaiah 26:3, John 14:27, Phil. 4:7, Rom. 8:6, Rom. 14:17-19, Col 3:15, 2 Thess. 3:16,  )
  5. Physical Needs Met (Psalm 23:1, Psalm 81:16, Psalm 23:5, Psalm 37:25, Psalm 103:5, Phil. 4:19, Matt 6:25-34)
  6. Strength in weakness (Psalm 68:35, Psalm 29:11, Psalm 28:7, Psalm 73:26, Psalm 118:14, Isaiah 40:29, Isaiah 41:10, Philippians 4:13, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3 )
  7. Wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30, James 1:5, James 3:17, Psalm 51:6, Psalm 37:30, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 4:5 )
  8. Protection and Safety (Psalm 91:11-12, Psalm 23:4-6, Isaiah 54:17, Psalm 46:1, Psalm 91:1-3, Psalm 121:7-8, Psalm 138:7, 2Timothy 4:18)
  9. Prosperity (Psalm 1:3, 3 John 2, PSALM 84:11-12, PSALM 115:12-16, MATTHEW 6:31-33, PROVERBS 3:9-10, JAMES 1:17, PSALM 85:12, PSALM 35:27)

These are some great resources that will help you claim and walk in the benefits of Christ

Claiming Victory over Depression

You can win the victory over the depression everyday!
You can win the victory over depression everyday!

Claiming Victory over Depression- Keep your “God Confidence up” Psa. 143: 1-12 – Please Read Entirely

As I was reading this morning I came upon the description of this Psalm in my Joyce Myers Bible and thought it would be great to share with you.

Psalm 143: 3- 10 Gives a description of depression and how to overcome it. Joyce explains this passage in detail, let’s follow along to see the steps we can take to defeat this attack of the enemy.

Psalm 143:3 Identify the nature and cause of the problem. David says he feels as if he is dwelling in “dark places as those who have been long dead.” this certainly sounds to me like a description of o someone who is depressed. I believe that the source of depression described here is our enemy, Satan, who attacks the soul.

Psalm 143:4 Recognize that depression steals life and light. Depression oppresses a person’s spiritual freedom and power. Our Spirits (empowered and encouraged by God’s spirit) are powerful and free. Therefore Satan seeks to oppress our spirits’ power and liberty by filling our minds with darkness and gloom. Please realize that it is vital to resist the feeling called “depression” immediately when we begin to sense it. The longer it is allowed to remain, the harder it becomes to resist.

Psalm 143:5 Remember the good times. In this verse we see David’s response to his condition. Remembering, meditating, and pondering are all functions of the mind. He obviously knows that his thoughts will affect his feelings, so he gets busy thinking about the kinds of things that will help overcome the attack upon his mind. He thinks about God and the good things he does.

Psalm 143:6 Praise the Lord the in midst of the problem. David knows the importance of praise; he lifts in hands in worship. He declares what his need truly is. He needs God. Far too often when people get depressed, it is because they are in need of something, and they seek it in the wrong place, which only adds to their problems. God alone can water a thirsty soul. Do not be deceived into thinking anything else can satisfy you completely. Chasing after the wrong thing will always leave you disappointed, and disappointment opens the door to depression.

Psalm 143:7 Ask for God’s help. He is basically saying, “Hurry up, God, because I am not going to hold on very much longer without you.”

Psalm 143:8 Listen to the Lord. David knows that he needs to hear from God. He needs to be assured of God’s love and kindness. He needs God’s attention and direction.

Psalm 143:9 Pray for deliverance. Once again David declares that only God can help him. Please notice that throughout this discourse, he keeps his mind on God and not on the problem.

Psalm 143:10 Seek God’s wisdom, knowledge, and leadership. Perhaps David is indicating that he has gotten out of the will of God and thus opened the door to the attack on his soul. He wants to be in God’s will because he realizes that it is the only safe place to be. Then he requests that God help him to be stable. He wants his unsettled emotions to be level- not up and down.

Whatever you are facing today mediate on God’s word and apply its principles to your life. Be empowered to life a victorious Christian life.

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The Promises of God are YES and AMEN!

Inspirational Bible Quotes

In today’s daily Inspirational quotes discover some of the promises of God you can claim as a believer. God’s promises can be found in his word. You cannot separate God from his word or his promises. His promises are there for us to claim, they are there for us to rely and trust in. God’s promises are his word and his word is his bond. He honors his word above his name. There are promises of healing, peace, deliverance, prosperity and many more.

 2 Cor1:20

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

1 JOHN 5:14-15

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Matt 7:7-11

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Mark 11:22-24

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

2 Peter 1:4

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

 Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

God will always stand by his word regardless, He is waiting to hear from you. Call on him, he is ready and willing to answer and fulfill his plans for your life. God’s plans are more sure than yours, follow his leading and your destination will be amazing!

Jeremiah 1:12b

God says “For I am watching over My word to perform it.” If God’s word dwell in your heart then he is watching over his word to perform it, to perfect it and to fulfill it in your life today!

Psalm 37:3-5

Trust in the Lord and do good;  dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

MATTHEW 6:31-33

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.

1 CHRONICLES 29:11-12

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.


“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.”

Malachi 3:10-12

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”Says the LORD of hosts. And all nations will call you blessed For you will be a delightful land,”Says the LORD of hosts.

JAMES 1:5-7

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and up-braideth not: and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothering wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

JAMES 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

Phil. 4:7

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Isaiah 41:10

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Keep the faith and never give up on your dreams.

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