When you go through a transition or a tough time in life, look for God's encouragement. Times can get hard. Discouragement may come. Through it all, God is always working for your good as His child. He plans ahead for every event in your life His good purpose to fulfill.
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). Do you love God? Do you want His purpose fulfilled in your life? Do you believe He works in all things for your good? If you do, be encouraged. God is for you.
God's providence works for good in the lives of all His children. God delights to give encouragement to His people. In your darkest night of discouragement, your heavenly Father will give you needed encouragement. It may come through a promise from Scripture. He may use the words of a song or hymn. He may send someone to encourage you at just the right time.
Not only do you need encouragement, but others need your encouragement. Ask God to use you to encourage others. He will. Then you can say, "I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me" (Romans 1:12). You may give someone an honest compliment. You may write a note of encouragement to someone going through tough times. You could call someone to share your care in a time of need. Be encouraged to encourage others.