Random but Encouraging Thoughts From God’s Word

Posted on March 3, 2020


By David Ettinger

Facebook is a good place to post quick, God-honoring posts which I hope will help encourage believers. I was recently reviewing some of my Facebook posts from a few years back, and realized they were worth sharing with my blogging family. So, in no particular order, here are just a few of them.

Thought No. 1
In a world of turmoil and chaos, here is a precious promise of peace for God’s people:

“Then justice will dwell in the wilderness and righteousness will abide in the fertile field. And the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, and in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places” (Isaiah 32:16-18).

Oh for that day!

Thought No. 2
If the inner longing of the Christian were given speech, this is what it would say:

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:25-26).

Thought No. 3
In Genesis 18:25, Abraham asked God: “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”

The answer is: “Absolutely. Without fail. Every time.”

Our God can ONLY do what is just. Yes, our God – our great Judge – is exalted, faithful, and sovereign, and in Him alone can the pining souls of men and women find their perfect peace.

Thought No. 4
This passage has only spiritual meaning now, but in Christ’s coming kingdom, it will be literal. Can’t wait!

“Even youths grow tired and weary, 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 will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:30-31).

Thought No. 5
The cure for our world’s miseries:

“COME, LET US RETURN TO THE LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. … LET US ACKNOWLEDGE THE LORD; LET US PRESS ON TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIM. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth” (Hosea 6:1, 3, emphasis added).

Thought No. 6
If there should ever come a day when I lose everything I have, I pray I will be able to exult in these words:

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior” (Habakkuk 3:17-18).

Thought No. 7
In the coming Millennial (1,000-year) Kingdom over which Christ will rule and reign, this will be our new reality:

“Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore” (Isaiah 2:3-4).

May these truths bolster your spirits in these challenging and ever-darkening days!