Words of Encouragement from Urban Faith

Words of Encouragement from Urban Faith

We’ve seen the local and national news and, like you, our timelines and newsfeeds are filled with sad videos. However, it is important that we keep in mind that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. And even when times get hard, it is important to remember that God is always in control. So, with that being said, our staff has provided some brief words of encouragement that we have found to be helpful during difficult times. Stay strong!


1. Things are never as bad as they seem.

2. Let every challenge make you better, not bitter.

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3. Be patient.

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3. As long as there’s breath in your body, there’s still hope.

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4. God’s got this!

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5. It’s o.k. to cry. Just remember that God will wipe away our tears in the midst of our pain.

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6. Proverbs 3:5-6

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7. We serve a resurrected God. Our God is alive! Death doesn’t have the final say and neither does man.


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Embracing Life — Day 37

Embracing Life -- Day 37

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 37: The Illusion of Choice

I was talking yesterday to a young friend of mine about the information commonly circulated to young people about contraception, STDs, and other sexual health subjects. For example, she was surprised to read in a brochure I gave her that condoms do not protect against all strains of HPV. She had been told, “Just use a condom, you’re covered.” During the course of our conversation, she became more shocked at what she was reading. HPV is the same as genital warts? She believes that if more teenagers knew this kind of information, more of them would make different choices about being sexually involved. My thought exactly.