I am your
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal Encouragement
and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen
you in every good deed and word. (NIV Bible)
Father is our greatest encourager! He has not come to
condemn us, but to encourage us and give us hope. I believe
that He stands on the sidelines cheering us on as we race
down the field of life, all the while speaking hope into
the deepest part of our being. His shouts of encouragement
provide us with the strength that we need, when we need
it, in order for us to finish the race that was uniquely
charted for us.
imagine Him running alongside of me, speaking words of
affirmation as I continue to press on. With each loving
glance and encouraging word, my muscles seem to strengthen
and my endurance increases with the assurance that He
loves me and wants me to finish well. When I do stumble
and fall, I am quickly picked up and reminded that I was
never actually running the race on my own, for it was
Jesus who had been carrying me all along as He ran in
stride with His Father.
Father and the Son truly are our greatest encouragers.
May their eternal encouragement bring us hope and provide
us with the strength we need in order to run the race
set out before us.
Father, I thank You for loving me and being my greatest
encourager. Help me to always listen for Your words of
hope and eternal encouragement! Thank You for placing
within me the life of Your Son, that through Jesus, I
might be able to run the race that You have set before
me. In the name of Your beloved son Jesus I pray, AMEN.