Have you noticed that tucked inside the word that gives someone confidence and hope is the word COURAGE?
I love the thought. And isn’t it true? When someone comes alongside you and cheers you on, something inside rises up, gathers strength and fortitude to keep on keepin’ on. Suddenly you’re brave again.
The word “discouragement” has the same word tucked inside. But “dis” and “en” make all the difference.
The enemy of our destiny wants us to stay discouraged, low on courage and hope to continue on the path God’s called us to. I’ve been fighting his tactics some myself this last week.
Oh, how we need each other. And how we need the Word to assure us of who is on our side. If you’ve been struggling with discouragement lately, I pray these verses will light an ember of courage in you. Even a small spark can turn into a great flame.
Isaiah 41:10- So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
John 14:27– Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
2 Timothy 1:7- For the Spirit God gives us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
Find your brave and then pass on the enCOURAGEment to a fellow sojourner.
Which of these verses is your favorite?
Finding Purpose in Encouraging others,