“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Where can we get real encouragement when we need it? We must realize that it really comes from the Lord. Our God may use various means and, sometimes certain people to bring encouragement to us. Someone may sometimes speak and encouraging word when we need it. But the ultimate source of the encouragement will be the assurance of God’s faithfulness and concern. It lifts our hearts and gives us strength to continue on the journey. That is the kind of encouragement we can fully count on for we know that it is eternal. It is always there because God never changes.