The past week has been quite hectic. I’ve been watching children for a mama who just had her eighth baby. Yesterday, several of them developed colds. I’m praying I don’t get it until Mama gets back on her feet.
In the midst of all this, I received an email out of the blue from someone encouraging me, if I begin to feel overwhelmed, to stop and ask God for strength. In closing, he included the chorus of the hymn, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.” Praise God for friends and family who are always ready to encourage me when I need it.
I used to do better at sending random notes to people just to lift them up. I’m reminded how important it is. One can feel encouraged during the most discouraging times if someone would take a moment to give them a kind word.
Wise King Solomon said, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). An encouraging word at just the right moment will be remembered for a long time, and it only takes a moment of our time. Take that time to encourage someone today.Read More