Come alongside and encourage for as long as we can still say, “today”.
Why we need encouragement?
We live in a world that is broken. Sin entered into this world through our first parents. Nothing now works in the way originally intended. Selfishness, deceptions, and unfaithfulness fill the face of this earth. Temptations to do wrong and sins are around us. Sin takes the joy out of people and it always leads to a place of grief and gloom later in life. Our dreams and expectations turn into depressions. Our relationships break, health deteriorates, career suffers, visions and ideas gets dim and many like this. Not only we the people but the whole creation groans and wait for the glorious day that is yet future. Now as we are in the midst of all mess, the Bible says the Holy Spirit of God helps. Not only the Holy Spirit but also God the Father, Savior Jesus Christ, the Word of God helps. God involves His children also in this marvelous helping process by the unique power of encouraging one another. We will see all this in this weekly insight below, as we read more.
Read what Romans 8:18-26 says, “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.” (NLT).