Jesus is encouraging you today!

Jesus always likes to encourage people. He never despised or crushed down people. He always exhorts those who are suffering. We can see in the New Testament some examples where Jesus said ‘Be of good cheer’.

To a paralytic man in Matthew 9:2: “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” As sons and daughters, we inherit the promises of God. Jesus did not consider him as a stranger. Only Jesus can save. He heals our soul and he takes care of our body.

To a woman sick for 12 years in Matthew 9:22: “Be of good cheer, daughter, your faith has made you well.” This woman dared to touch Him but He was not offended. Boldness and trust in Jesus will make you whole.

To the disciples on the raging sea in Matthew 14:27: “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” It was a stressful situation and Jesus knew it. By His words, Jesus casts away the fear. In some dangerous situations in our lives, it is good to know that the Great “I’am” is with us. Even until the end of this world.

To the Apostle Paul in Acts 23:11 : “Be of good cheer, Paul, for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome” Jesus encourage himself Paul before a dangerous situation because the opposition is great.

To every of His followers, Jesus says: “But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Troubles in this world are for everyone. Jesus understands our difficulties and He encourages us to be persistent in our faith, to go forward. We must keep His peace because he came in this world and He overcome the world for us. Not for Him! We are victorious because we have overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. (Rev. 12:11) We are not oblige to accept fear, sorrows, despair, oppression and so on because we have the authority in the Name of Jesus Christ. Be encouraged today!

Psalm 10:17-18

You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

Victory is coming your way

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 

We read in Romans 8:28, We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to (His) design and purpose.

Life is full of challenges. A life without challenge just simply does not exist. No one likes coming under attack, nor know that they come and we must learn how to deal with them properly

I may not be able to stop the attacks from coming my way but I can choose how I will react to them. I can either throw up my hands and ask, “Why is this happening to me?” or I can declare, “Somehow this is going to fit into a plan”. It’s my choice!

Since God is my “partner”. according to the Amplified Version, then I choose to believe that He will turn every adversity into victory. I realize that it is difficult to understand sometimes how God can turn something meant for bad into something good. However, He says that He can, so my part is to simply trust Him.

Make no mistake, God is not the author of the bad things that happen in our lives. However, according to what Paul is telling us in this verse, He will cause them to fit into a plan, I like to say, “God is working on something”

Failure and defeat are not God’s plan our lives. If you have experienced failure then just remember that it’s not final. 2 Corinthians 4:18, (….) for the things which are seen are temporal (…..) Amplified version (……) brief and fleeting (…..)

Just because we failed, doesn’t mean that it’s over. Choose to keep on going and remember, God is working behind the scenes to make all of this fit into a plan.

The Bible constantly tells us to be courageous and to fear not. Someone once counted all the “Fear not” in the Bible and discovered that there are 365 verses with this command. That’s one for every day of the year.

God knew that we would be faced with the opportunity to fear every day, so He provided an encouraging word for us to stand on. An example is Isaiah 43: 1-3 “Fear not (….) when you pass through the waters (….) they shall not overflow you, When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned (…..) For I am The Lord your God, I will be with you.

No matter what you are going through today, remember, God is working on something that’s going to bless your life.

Remember, God is working on something!


Pastor John RAJIAH