“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”1 Thessalonians 5:11
Since my stroke, my family and I have experienced the need for help from other Christians to guide us through the terrain of our new life. I’ve had to put a great deal of trust in those who help me. A wonderful result of this is that it has helped build up my trust in God.
I love recalling the Bible story of the paralytic man whose friends trusted God and carried him to Jesus to be healed. They even went so far as to lower him down through the roof before Jesus! It’s a beautiful reminder that those of us who struggle to trust and maybe even struggle to pray can have our trust increased through the guidance of other Christians.
Lord, help us look for and act upon opportunities to encourage the trust of fellow Christians who are experiencing difficult times. Amen
Bible In A Year
- 2 Samuel 1-2
- Psalm 136
- Ephesians 3-4