Be Encouraged!


The Lord promises us that He is always with us, will never leave or forsake us.  He is with us to help us when trouble comes our way and will deliver us and show us a way out of our problem.   I am so thankful for His presence and His word to sustain me during times of trouble, times of sadness and just life that comes crashing in on us!!  Amen?  Yes, Amen!

I had been in Atlanta, GA, with my sister for almost two weeks.  She had been released from the hospital and I was helping by driving her back and forth from her home to the medical center for outpatient treatment!  The hospital was at least a one hour + drive depending upon the time of day and most times it took us one and a half hours through heavy traffic, each way going and coming back home, Oh… My…Gosh!! 

I began decreeing scriptures to encourage myself and to bring a boldness that I did not feel.  Remembering, I live and walk by faith and not by sight.  I live not by my feelings or by my circumstances but by the Word of God!  Also remembering that I am a child of the King and I have authority in the name of Jesus!  Remembering Holy Spirit is my “helper and comforter.”  I began decreeing, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I can do this Lord; you are always with me and give me favor!  “Greater are you Lord, in me than anything in the world around me!!”  Filling the atmosphere with my faith and the truth of the Word.

I decreed Mark 11:23-24 and said to the Lord, ‘you said I could have what I ask for Lord, if I would not doubt in my heart, but believe that what I ask for I can have!’  I said, ‘You know Lord that I do not like heavy traffic, I am not afraid but don’t want to drive so long on unfamiliar roads.  So therefore, I am asking you to place your ministering angels all around our car and charge them to keep the traffic away from us!!  I believe your Word Lord!  Thank you for it now in Jesus name!!’  Laughing out loud, knowing that I was protected and all was well. 

Yes, you guessed it, as I drove through 3-5 lanes of heavy traffic, the cars behind me stayed 3-4 car lengths behind me, the cars coming along each side of me kept on going and passed me and of course I stayed way behind the car in front of me!!  So unless the traffic came to a stop and bunched up we were moving right along without other cars crowding us!!  What an awesome God, right!!  He cares about our every need, our every want, we just need to extend our faith, believe the Word and ask for His help!  I was so blessed and full of His peace. 

One last note:  the last afternoon I drove, we were on our way home and I looked in my rear mirror and saw a small car driving very close behind us.  I said, wow no way…angels please get that car away from me!  I had just finished speaking the last syllable when the left turn signal started to blink on the car behind me and it changed lanes and sped on past me, ha, ha, ha!  Once again moving along the GA freeways with no cars crowding us!   O Yes, Lord, You care about every hair on our heads and about our ever need.  Yes, we are blessed and highly favored, not a doubt!!!  His supernatural presence and grace covered us at all times.  Yes, we had to endure and go through the trial, but our God who loves and cares for us provided for us to move through in victory and with such a supernatural strength and peace!!

I wanted to share this testimony with you today because it is so important that we remember to give God all the credit and glory!  Remember who we are and whose we are!!  Remember the power and authority we have in Christ Jesus, even for the little things in our lives.  To some, the heavy traffic would not have been a problem but, it was a huge challenge for me and my God who loves me so much, whisked me right through it.  I encourage you today to always remember to lean on and trust in Father God for every area of your life….makes things so much easier and smoother. 

I love when the Word of God, being alive, creative and full of power is demonstrated in my life!!  Living by faith is the provision given to us by God to bring those things which are not into being!!!  Living by faith causes our faith to grow and become yet stronger for the next level we are entering!

May all your days be filled with God’s peace and presence and covered by His amazing grace.

Mark 11:23-24 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that hose things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.  Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.”

Psalm 91: 15 “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.”

Matthew 28:20b “and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Amen

2 Samuel 22:31 “As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

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