Am I pushing myself too hard? Can’t seem to keep my eyes open…
I’ll catch some shut eye after work, and hopefully return and drop a few more lines?!
till next time,
easy does it 😀
Today, encourage somebody (1)
‘Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.’ PROVERBS 12:25
The nineteenth-century writer Walt Whitman struggled for years to get anyone interested in his poetry. In the midst of his discouragement he received a life-changing note from an admirer of his work. The note read, ‘Dear Sir, I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of Leaves of Grass. I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed. I greet you at the beginning of a great career.’ It was signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Whitman enjoyed a long career and is now considered one of the giants of American literature. But when times were tough he needed encouragement to keep going. And he’s not alone. When we’re on the brink of failure, the right word at the right time can keep us in the game. When we’re too tired or discouraged to keep going, an act of compassion can give us new strength. Encouragement is one of the central themes of the Bible: ‘Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad’ (Proverbs 12:25 NKJV). ‘Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees’ (Isaiah 35:3 NKJV). ‘For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’ (Isaiah 41:13 NKJV). Encouragement doesn’t deny the problem; it enables us to overcome it. It doesn’t validate stubbornness or stupidity; it simply corrects and guides us in the right path. It doesn’t leave us alone to carry the burden, it lets us know that God is present to help and strengthen us. So today, encourage somebody!
Thanks for looking out bespectacled friend of mine 😀