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"Encourage Yourself in the Lord" | Pastor Matthew Sasali -

Guest speaker from Impact Church Edmonton

1 Samuel 30:6  "And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God."


  • *Sometimes the things that break your heart, end up fixing your "self" (You). - Pastor Matthew

Encourage yourself in the Lord!

Even when we love God, we still have to deal with the pains of this human life.

You cannot kill what God has ordained!

  • "If God is for us, who can be against us?"

2 Corinthians 4:8  "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;"

  • even when life is hard, you will not be destroyed because of Jesus and His help and strength in your life.

Sometimes life hurts the heart and wounds your spirit, but God lifts us up and out of the mud and mire...

  • "...but David encouraged himself in the Lord His God..."
  • You intended to harm me but God intended to use this for my Good!
  • Depend on Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Jireh...
  • The Lord is my strength, my life, my hope...

Remember. God specializes in the Impossible!

Tell yourself:

  • Self, I got this!
  • Self, everything is going to be alright
  • Daily: encourage yourself in the Lord!

Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

Psalm 121:1-2 "I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth."


*Next, click here to watch the full replay of this sermon from Pastor Matthew Sasali of Impact Church Edmonton: "Encourage Yourself in the Lord."