So, how often do we need encouragement, anyway? Is a yearly pat on the back from our employer good enough? Do our families need to hear kind words from us weekly? How needy are we, really? Turns out, we humans are pretty needy. We need food daily. We need sleep daily. Our hearts need encouragement daily, too.
Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
There is immeasurable benefit to having others in your life who give you courage to keep going and hope and to hold tightly to your faith. If you’re not part of a community of believers, today is the day to seek out godly friends who will encourage you daily. Thankfully, encouraging others is a great way to find that kind of community.
How can God use your words to encourage someone today? Who will it be?