December 10 – Constant Encouragement

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NASB)

How about the times in our lives when we need encouragement or comfort? Those days and times come into our lives unannounced sometimes. Today’s verse speaks of the grace of God through which we are comforted or encouraged. Remember, he knows our going out and coming in, every detail. God knows when his children need to be encouraged. He promises to give it to us. Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our Father God in heaven have provided for us eternal supply of encouragement to help us live the Christian life. This doesn’t mean that God encourages us once and it lasts forever. It means that He is eternally the source of encouragement and comfort when we need it from Him. He is with us all the time. He never leaves us so whenever we need encouragement, God will be with us to give it to us. When we need comfort He is our unending supply by grace. It is a promise from God that lasts for eternity because God’s promises last that long. They never cease and He never exhausts the supply. Let’s take encouragement from this promise today.