Encourage the Weary

  • 24 March 2020

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary.  ~Isaiah 50:4a

Wouldn’t you like to have the right words to say to everyone who is downtrodden? I expect that the number of those who need a word of encouragement is massive right now. Thankfully, for those who know the Lord, we can remind each other that He will not abandon us. He is going to take care of us no matter how long this quarantine lasts. Without the Lord, I don’t know how I would get through these times.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.  ~Proverbs 25:11

I was watching a live video feed this evening, and a gentleman mentioned that he hopes people are learning things right now such as the importance of washing hands, being clean, not going out when you’re sick, etc. I also hope that people learn the importance of being pleasant, smiling, not neglecting to share a kind word when the opportunity arises. When people are struggling to see even a glimmer of hope, I hope they find a Christian who is willing to listen and to pray with them. We want to receive these things; we need to be willing to give them.

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.  ~Psalm 141:3

I once knew an older man who declared, “When you get to be my age, you can say anything.” That may be true but I would counter and say that, no matter how old or young you are, courtesy and kindness are still important. I like the old adage, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” This is something I am praying about for myself this year, and I encourage you to as well.

I doubt there is a person on earth who doesn’t need to walk more closely with the Spirit. Those who are forced to slow down from the typical busyness of life should use this time to seek His face and “learn of [Him]” (Matthew 11:29). Let’s not take a day or a moment for granted. We are here for such a time as this, and this time may be all about growing in light and encouragement to those around us. Take some time to encourage someone today.

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  1. Scotty R Searan - March 25, 2020 at 6:57 AM

    The tongue is a weapon.
    It can be used to praise or uplift a person.
    Or it can be used to destroy a person’s reputation maybe even the wounds eventually cause death.

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