Weekly Verse – Encouraging Words

This week as I was rappelling for the first time ever down the side of a 345 foot building I realized the power of encouragement.

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I was halfway down and running out of gas both physically and mentally.  That’s when an experienced rappeller came down on the rope next to me.

Having her call out my name and tell me how great I was doing really helped me out mentally.  As I got closer to the ground hearing my youngest daughter yell up at me was encouraging as well.

So, I set out to find some encouraging words in the Bible and came across Psalm 91:14-16 (MSG).

If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
    “I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
    if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
    I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
    give you a long drink of salvation!”

What Bible verse do you turn to for encouragement?

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