Encouragement has come as cherished gifts in my life.
We've surely all been there ... maybe feelin low, or scared,
or been hit by friendly fire and out of the blue someone says or writes you
exactly what you needed to hear. Those words can pick your heart up right off the floor. EnCOURAGEment can make all the difference in the world,
because words are powerful. In Proverbs it says death and life are in the power of our tongue.
... What we say to people may seem like such a small thing really but it's not.
And whoever said sticks n stones can break your bones but words can never
hurt you was lying. Words can scar for life and words can heal for life too.
--While I made the word cloud for today's picture, I was thinking about the
many many times someone has blessed me with encouragement.
It happened again just this morning while I barely got going for the day.
My phone dinged and a friend text the sweetest... life giving words.
They just came. They actually strengthened me for the day ahead.
I also thought of my Momma who when the going got tough for me, she'd always say,
"Everything's gonna be alright lil Babes."
That was her thing to cheer and when I heard it ... I knew it was true and she was right.
After she died I had to have a surgery and I was really fretting over it.
I shared my fear with one of my sister in laws and also what my Momma would have said.
Before that surgery I was given a gift.
That Sil told me,
"Everything is going to be alright little babes."
God used her so big that day and
I was enCOURAGEd.
"Therefore encourage one another and
build eachother up, just as in fact you are doing."
1 Thess 5:11