Hebrews 10: 24 “Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. God always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out.”
Words have power. They can wound, humiliate and inflict pain. But, words can also heal wounds and make peace. They can be soothing to those in grief, they can offer hope to those in despair. Words of encouragement can make all the difference.
The early church faced many challenges as they learned to follow Jesus and be together in community. They needed each other to remain faithful and to persevere. They needed to encourage each other. Encouragement is the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. It’s something we all need, especially these days, and something we can all do. Be encouraging, we are all in this together!