3 Bible Tips: The Power of Encouragement
1. God's promises should encourage us to hang on.
"God cannot tell lies! And so his promises and vows are two things that can never be changed. We have run to God for safety. Now his promises should greatly encourage us to take hold of the hope that is right in front of us" (Hebrews 6:18, Contemporary English Version).
2. If we can encourage others, we should encourage them.
"If your gift is to encourage others, do it!" (Romans 12:8, New Living Translation).
3. We should encourage and help people in the way they need help.
"Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone" (1 Thessalonians 5:14, NLT).
For more about encouragement and being encouraging, see "Encouraging Words."