Acts 14:22 (NASB) "strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”" Have you ever heard that old saying "if it was easy, everyone would be doing it!" or how about the one that says "no pain, no gain!" or how about “Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be the strong person that God created you to be!”. There along the walls of the counseling center stood many signs of encouragement, the key was whether or not I read them or believed them.Today's verse speaks of strength, encouragement and continuing in the faith! I couldn't help but think that God's Word is probably the basis for many of our encouraging words to help strengthen our day and like the words on the posters, they are only as good as how we view them, how we have faith in them. Are we reading God's Word daily, finding the strength in Him to continue on during these days? Be encouraged this day for the rest of the verse states that "through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God!" No matter what we face, we can rest in the knowledge that God is one our side, the question is... are we on His?! peace, tom
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