As a Christian, we all face challenges, struggles, and hardships in life. We may feel discouraged, weary, or even hopeless at times. However, as followers of Jesus Christ, we have a source of strength and encouragement that can sustain us through any trial or difficulty.
The Bible reminds us in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
God encourages us to trust in Him, and to find our strength and hope in Him alone. In Psalm 46:1-3, we read, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
As believers, we have access to the Holy Spirit, who provides us with comfort, guidance, and encouragement. In John 14:16-17, Jesus promised His disciples, “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth.”
Therefore, let us be encouraged to trust in God’s promises, to seek His presence, and to find our strength in Him. As it says in Isaiah 40:31, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
So, let us be encouraged, my fellow Christians, and hold fast to the hope and faith we have in Jesus Christ. May we be strengthened by the Holy Spirit, and find comfort and encouragement in His Word. As it says in Romans 15:4, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have hope.”