#BLESSED

#Blessed

Text:  Proverbs 31:28-31  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her 29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting  but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

1. When we feel discouraged – HE BLESSES US WITH ENCOURAGEMENT

a.Isaiah 41:10 ' Do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

b.Isaiah 40:28 The everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.  His understanding is unsearchable.

2. When we are angry – GOD BLESSES US WITH SELF CONTROL

i.Ephesians 4:26-27 In your anger do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold

3.When You need are at the end of your rope - HE BLESSES US WITH HELP

i.Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart an lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your path straight

ii.Psalm 28:7 <https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+28:7&version=NIV>  The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

b.Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you & teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye on you

4.When we feel alone – HE BLESSES US WITH COMFORT

a.John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you

b.Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you; I will never forsake you

5. When We feel Tired - HE BLESSES US WITH STRENGTH

i.Matthew 11:28 Come to Me all you who labor and are overburdened – and I will give you rest

ii.Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the powerof the weak even youth grow wear and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they wil run and not grow weary they will walk and not faint.

6. When you are worried – HE BLESSES US WITH PEACE

1.1 Peter 5:7 Cast your cares on Him because He cares for You

2.Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.