Isaiah 57:15 – For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: “I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.
Proverbs 12:25 – Anxiety in the heart of a man will weigh him down, but a good word will cheer him up.
Don’t let what you see with your eyes hinder what Heaven is allowing you to hear with your heart.
2 Samuel 5:24 – And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly…
God is able to give you a victory when it LOOKS like defeat.
Philippians 4:8-9 (Msg) – (8) Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. (9) Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
Listen to what God is saying and fill your mind with good God things.
2 Corinthians 5:7 – We walk by faith, not by sight.
Faith enables you to be up in a down world.
Deuteronomy 28:2-6 – (2) You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: (3) Your towns and your fields will be blessed. (4) Your children and your crops will be blessed. (5) Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. (6) Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.
Nehemiah 8:10 – This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Jesus Gave Us 3 Cheers
1. Cheer of Forgiveness for Failure
Matthew 9:1-3 – (1) Back in the boat, Jesus and the disciples recrossed the sea to Jesus’ hometown. (2) They were hardly out of the boat when some men carried a paraplegic on a stretcher and set him down in front of them…Jesus, impressed by their bold belief, said to the paraplegic, “Cheer up, son. I forgive your sins.” (3) Some religion scholars whispered, “Why, that’s blasphemy!”
2. Cheer of Security in the Storm
Matthew 14:27 – But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
3. Cheer of Ultimate Victory
John 16:33 – I have told you all this so that in me you will have PEACE. In the world you will have sorrow and trials; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Romans 8:37 – No, despite all these things overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.