Welcome to Encouragement for Women

This website is dedicated to encouragement for women. A place where you can get inspiring, uplifting words when you need them the most. Whether you are a woman of God in need of a spiritual lift, or even if you don't have faith in God, I hope this website will inspire you, uplift you and encourage you to draw close to the only One who can help us in times of need.

The Issue of Worrying

Life can be full of problems and this can cause us to worry. You may worry about lots of things such as family, a relationship, your health, job and money. I don't know about you, but I find there is always something I can worry about, things such as: What should I wear to a night out? or Does the house look tidy enough for visitors? Did I say the wrong thing? Whether a small issue or a big one, worry can be destructive and make you feel uncomfortable or even unwell. This is the reason why 'Encouragement for Women' is here to help lift you up with encouraging words. The most encouraging words can be found in the Bible. In Proverbs 12:25 it confirms how bad worry can be for you when it says ...

'Anxiety in the heart of man (and woman) causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.'

Jesus says, 'Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on ... Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.' (Matthew 6:25,28,29,34)

Have you ever looked closely at a lily or any flower and seen all the amazing lilies for encouragement details? Wow. God created the beautiful flowers that are here today and then gone tomorrow. He provides water and everything they need for life. We can take encouragement from this, knowing how much more He will provide for us His children. Jesus tells us not to worry about what might happen in the future, today has enough worries of its own. He knows our needs and will provide everything for us.

Even though we know worry is not good for us and doesn't solve anything, it can still niggle away at the back of our minds. I find sometimes I think Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow, but what about the thing I am worried about today! It is then that I remember 1 Peter 5:6-7 ...

'Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He (God) cares for you.'

Don't try to deal with things alone. God understands and wants you to come to Him.

Jesus said, 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.' (Matthew 11:28-30)

You Can Trust in Jesus

At Jesus FeetJesus is the one we can come to, to find encouragement and he will give us rest. How can we come to him? We can come to Him in prayer. We can talk to Jesus and tell Him all our worries and problems. No worry is too big or small for Him to handle. The most important thing is to lay all your worries down and leave them with Jesus. Don't try to take them back. Trust in Jesus and take encouragement from the fact that He can handle every situation and provide for us.

See What must I do to be Saved to find out what Jesus can do for you.

When you pray it doesn't have to be a complicated long prayer. I find Ipray for encouragement just simply say, "Father God, thank you that you love me and know all my worries. I trust you with my worry. Please give me peace. Amen"

'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.' (Philippians 4:6-7)

God will give you a peace when you trust Him to take your worries and concerns. If you don't feel peaceful at first don't worry, just keep telling yourself that God is in control. 'Take captive EVERY thought to make it obedient to Christ.' (2 Corinthians 10:5)

The devil wants you to worry because worry means that you take your focus and trust from God. The devil wants you to try and do everything in your own strength. Fix your eyes on Jesus and trust in Him.

'Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.' (Proverbs 3:5-6)

It may be that you worry the most at night and can't sleep. Ask God for peace before sleeping. Psalm 4:8 says ...'I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.'

Read the Bible and memorise some of the verses about worrying. If you do wake up and feel anxious try and recall the verses mentioned. Say them in your mind or even outloud and trust your thoughts to God.

'His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.' (2 Peter 1:3)

God gives us everything we need for life. My prayer for you today is that you will know the peace of God and when worries come you will trust in Jesus. It may be helpful to talk about your worry with a trusted friend. Ask them to pray for you and then when you are worried you can recall their prayer and know that God will meet your deepest need. If you don't feel able to talk to a friend please feel free to contact me for any advice and be assured I will pray for God's peace to fill your heart and give you the encouragement you need.