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“And David was greatly distressed………. but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” I Samuel 30:6. Do you need encouragement today? David had returned home and found his city destroyed and the people taken captive. The men that were with him were blaming him for not being there to protect their families. David became greatly distressed for a time. But then he realized that God was still the same and he encouraged himself and found a solution for the problem. I would just like to share some scriptures that the Lord gave me in prayer this morning as I…

“Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.” Proverbs 31:29 We have been looking at the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. I hope that we no longer see her as a paragon on a pedestal far above us and unreachable, but as someone you can be. Let’s look at the final verses in this passage in the NLT: “Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord…

Confidence has a negative connotation and almost seems like a taboo word to say out loud (or even write). Why is this? Is it because confidence is associated with pride? When we put our confidence in our flesh, it is most definitely pride. However, when we put our confidence in God, it exhibits that we trust Him and have faith. Proverbs 3:26, “The LORD will be your confidence.” This scripture is weighted with promise and evicts insecurities. This verse gives a person the freedom to discard their doubt and accept God’s covering of confidence. God encourages us to lay down our uncertainties and…