The Importance of Encouragement
“For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.”
2 Corinthians 13:8–10
I read about a young lady named Mary who had a tough day at school. As soon as she got home, she started commiserating about it. She moaned, “Nobody loves me. the whole school hates me. In fact, the whole world hates me!” Her teenage brother quickly responded, “That’s not true, Mary. Some people don’t even know you.” There are many times when those around us fail to provide the help and encouragement that we could use in a difficult moment.
In truth, all of us have the opportunity to edify and encourage others, and that is God’s plan for our lives. God’s creati