Encouragement. Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”
One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. The most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When we look around and see pessimism on every side, we should remember the Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future. The Bible is more modern than tomorrow morning’s newspaper. The Bible accurately foretells the future, and it says that the consummation of all tings shall be the coming again of Jesus Christ to this earth. If your life is dismal, depressed, and gloomy today, Christ can turn those dark clouds inside out. The sunlight of His love can still shine into the darkest part of your life. (Graham)
Ask yourself, “When was the last time I encouraged someone?” It’s not difficult and the people you encourage are so blessed by it. The gift of encouragement is important in our lives. Encouragement is a gift in the home, the workplace, the church-wherever we find ourselves. We can come alongside others and be there for one another. We can listen, comfort, console, affirm. It’s a way of living out the command to love one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
Longing to see Your face, Christ Jesus. I rejoice in the anticipation of Your coming again!
Lord Jesus, help to recognize the struggler or the lonely-anyone who needs your encouragement of love and hope today. In your name, Amen.