Step Up & Be Encouraged

Be encouraged and pray

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

The Lord is going to bring us into a new time of change for our situations and bring a new desire to pray. One major key to this is to take time to be encouraged and rejoice, even in tough times.

More peace

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV

There are new levels and greater peace available to us right now. The Lord is going to speak things that will be encouraging and bring peace to your heart. He is going to bring you new promises, encouragement and hope.

Step up and be strong 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 ESV 

We are being called to step up and be strong and not let our circumstances or situations discourage us. 

Be strong and courageous and we will get new strength. It will not be long until we see major breakthroughs, but we’ll need to be patient. 

Keep moving forward 

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 NIV

The Lord wants us to move forward and stay steady, day by day. Don’t look back or be discouraged. 

If you need to, then you can find someone to help you stay encouraged. This is a big part of things that will help us to stay encouraged in difficult times.

Change is coming

Things are going to change for the good.

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalms 30:11-12 NLT

The Lord is going to change our situations and turn the dark or difficult times into times of refreshment. Sing and don’t be discouraged. The Lord is going to change our situations and bring us into a new season. 

I know I talk about this Bible verse a lot, but it is so encouraging… 

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 NIV

The Lord is going to change our situations and help carry us into a new season of encouragement. The Lord is faithful, and He will, indeed, carry out to completion His promises over us. We are entering into a new time, where we are seeing this start to take place.

Be encouraged. The Lord is with you; He is with us all!



Doug Addison


P.S. It’s Doug’s birthday month! He just turned 64! You can celebrate with us by making a one-time-donation to InLight Connection (the ministry of Doug Addison) or become a partner with Doug and help us keep spreading the love of God around the world! When most are ready to retire, Doug is ready to refire! Thank you so much for your encouragement, prayers. love and support.

Doug Addison

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is best known for his Daily Prophetic Words and Spirit Connection podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and acceptance reaches people around the world! His powerful, lighthearted style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their spiritual identity and personal destiny as they experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.

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