I’M STILL HERE
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Hebrews 13:5 KJV
Have you ever been so discouraged that you felt like giving up and going to bed and staying there? I have and then I heard our precious Saviour say “I’m still here”. It doesn’t matter how many lies and vicious attacks satan hurls at us, we can depend on Jesus to understand and carry us through them.
Jesus understands how we feel because when He was here on earth, He was ridiculed, rejected, cursed and betrayed. When our heart is breaking and the tears start to fall, not only will He wipe our tears away with tender kisses, He will also pick us up and carry us through the dark valley until the pain goes away.
This is why it is so important, even urgent, that we encourage one another. The person who says he or she doesn’t need anybody is not being truthful. Even our loving Saviour needed encouragement. “Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me” (Matthew 26:38).
If Jesus needed encouragement, how much more we need to be encouraged and to be an encouragement to one another. Also, we need to encourage our pastors. I think we sometimes forget they get tired and discouraged just like we do. If you have a pastor who loves Jesus like I do, thank God for your pastor.
Heavenly Father, I pray for everyone who is discouraged, please comfort and encourage them as You have done for me so many times. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
Joanne LoweNovember 17, 2017