It is going beyond a perfunctory one-word statement on a facebook wall – which I have done also to be fair
Those usually produce the opposite of encouragement, quite honestly
But encouragement is a stretch of action and heart to make an effort to say
I want to help
You are not alone
Many times when I am feeling low, it’s hard to acknowledge I crave help and attention. What if people don’t follow through? What if they said they wanted to help but now suddenly, they make it clear it wasn’t really sincere?
As I begin week three of recovering from foot surgery, the Lord has used unexpected people to encourage me
A meal prepared by Brazilian friends who wouldn’t let me lift a foot or a finger!
A delicious choc olate/caramel apple beautifully wrapped and other tasty delights delivered with smiles and happiness
Homemade dinners and offers to take me out to run errands
A lunch after Bible study, a ride back home ❤
God has also used certain family members to make my immobile life bearable –
Encouragement gives the heart confidence to carry on
Thank you to all who encourage me on this blog and throughout life. It means so much!
How have others encouraged you this week?
This post was inspired by the sassy gang at Lisa-Jo Baker’s weekly Five Minute Friday!