Whispers of Encouragement

These whispers of encouragement build the hope of confidence.

“…So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind.” 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Words can be whispered and heard so clearly. How often do you remember the good words spoken to your heart? A word spoken at the right time can mean so much. Words of praise from a teacher, a boss, or a friend can make you glow from the inside out.

Encouragement is very hard to hear. We tend to discredit the words. The reaction is to brush it off like annoying snow off the shoulder in winter. Unimportant.

However, we cling to the words like a life line in the sea as we are swamped with criticism. Whispers of hope come with encouragement. The words come together into a thick cord wrapped with words of lift, words of strength, words of love.

Take the words and hold on tight. Being full of pride and boasting does not come with encouragement. We can be afraid of that happening, or we can move forward with confidence.

Some would say confidence is pride. I disagree. I want to come to the place that confidence is part of my character again. When I know of the things I believe in, I am confidant to portray it. The manner in talk and walk. These whispers of encouragement build the hope of confidence.

The best thing about the epistles of Paul is the words of encouragement were all written to the churches. Not the sinners. Sinners were given words of hope. The hope of heaven instead of the assurance of death.

Whispers of encouragement need to be said to our fellow Christ Followers. Pray often for each other. It is easy to accept words of encouragement when they are delivered with the hope of eternal life. So listen for those whispers! Grab hold, don’t brush them off. God is near.



Author: thewidowwomanblog

I am a 53 year old widow who is watching her kids step out into life while holding tight to the Creator's hand.

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