Friday, November 29, 2019

God Encourages Us

You need encouragement. Everybody does. No one can receive too much encouragement. In the midst of all the problems of life, you need to know where to find encouragement. God is your source of needed encouragement. He sends encouraging words to us through the Bible, ministers, family, and friends. Sometimes a word of encouragement may even come through a note in the mail or maybe an email. God has unlimited ways of encouraging you.

Notice the timing on receiving encouragement. God has a way of getting encouragement to us when we need it most. God encourages us, because He cares. He sends encouragement as a token of His love for us. God delights to encourage you, because He is good. "Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9, NLT).

God knows exactly when you need encouragement. He is always there with you. He has encouragement for you today. Open your eyes and ears to receive the encouragement that you need today. A word you hear or overhear unexpectedly could be just what you need. You may read a word that will encourage you. Don't limit God in how the word of encouragement comes to you.

Ask God to encourage you. Believe that God will encourage you. That's always His will. When you pray, expect your encouragement to come. However, it may well come in a way you never expected. When your encouragement comes, don't forget to thank God.