Do you need a word of encouragement today? We all need it when we are feeling unappreciated, or hurting, or just plain needing some uplifting. Even our Presidents need some encouraging words. When Abraham Lincoln was shot they found in his pocket a scrap piece of paper that someone had written to encourage him. He had kept that right in his pocket. It must have been important to him. The writing was nearly illegible, yet he seemed to know the value of encouragement. Be encouraged that the King of Kings, Lord of Lords loves you, died for you, and continually pursues and makes time for you regardless of whether we reciprocate or not.
Father God, help me to encourage others, to share the love of Jesus by doing just that, encouraging one and another. We run into people all day long that might need just a kind word, a hug, maybe even a scrap of paper uplifting them. I can give something as simple as a smile. Show me active ways of helping others. Father, thank You that I am capable of this regardless of my own mood or even health. It is when I walk closely by You Lord that it becomes easy. I ask these things in Jesus Precious Name. Amen.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.
… but David found strength (encouragement) in the Lord his God.
1 Samuel 30:6