(November 29, 2022) Robert and Maureen McQuillan share …
It seems so obvious to many that we live in dark times, depressing days because again and again we hear of the latest sad news. And not just more about war between Russia and Ukraine, uncertainty about China and north Korea’s intentions, covid and other health threats, rising anti-Semitism, increasing crime… but now we learn more and more that kids – mere teenagers – are hitting the headlines as the cause of serious crimes, and that youngsters are longing for help from someone from a Peer Chat type group.
Yes, some good news does come through that we’re glad to hear… huge drug bust, some new medicine breakthrough, our favourite footy team or other sports star winning. Or something that makes us smile like cute new born babies, or a happy well-presented TV show such as Better Homes and Gardens.
But… there is a darkness hanging around many individuals and it is so evident that many people need encouragement, even a meaningful thank you!
Even some in ministry will openly admit they’re troubled, that although they’ll readily confess God is still on the throne, something has happened that has ‘got to them.’ Some uncertainty, lack of assurance, disappointment, illness, something they can’t put their finger on… and they’re feeling low in spirit.
Everyoneneeds encouragement at times! Our blog is called Encouragement and we would encourage every Christian to be an encourager!
Proverbs 12:25NLT reads, ‘Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.’