Encouragement Always Speaks Truth in Love - Alternative View - November 6

Encouragement Always Speaks Truth in Love

Scripture Reading: Galatians 6Romans 12:3James 5:19-20James 2:13

Most of us, at one time or another, have had someone in our lives who encouraged us.  Perhaps it was a parent, teacher, coach or pastor.  There are few things in life as meaningful as a timely word of encouragement that builds us up and helps us through hard times.

Over my years of ministry, I have found that a voice of encouragement can be life-affirming, while a voice of discouragement can wield a mortal blow.   People must always choose which voice they'll be.

As we encourage, we should always speak truth. Discouragement is so often built on a lie, driven by the wrong information.  When we encourage people with the truth, we show them we truly care.

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Originally published November 06, 2019.