Have you been believing God, decreeing and declaring, and expecting great things to happen in 2017, but already, this year is off to a rocky start? You’re not alone!

Many of us have already experienced disappointments and setbacks, despite our best efforts to remain faith-filled. So here are 8 powerful scriptures to encourage your heart today:

#1 Romans 12:12 (NIV) “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”

This scriptures gives simple, yet powerful instruction for how to get through hard times. Be joyful, patient and faithful. Remain fully aware and convinced that God will turn it around. Yes, He will do it!

#2 Psalms 18:2 (NIV) “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

Knowing that the Lord is strong, even when you feel weak, is encouraging. Think positively. See that His strength is made perfect in your weakness!

#3 Romans 8:18 (NLT) “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Always remember, suffering is a time-limited event; God has something better planned— which leads us into our next verse.

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source:  Alena Dupre’ // EEW Magazine Spiritual

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