Encouraging Words

0 comments Posted on August 18, 2021

by Cheri Cowell

The other day while attending Bible study I shared that I was weary. Not that there was anything wrong in my own life, but I was feeling the weight of the world and for our nation. I had several dear friends with some significant medical issues, others who were struggling with depression, and still others with financial issues. I was just worn out with empathy.

That day and in the days that followed, I was reminded how important it was to be a part of the body of Christ. The world hasn’t gotten any better; the news hasn’t suddenly become more positive, but I was encouraged. Scripture tells us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8).

Like biting into a juicy strawberry or whatever your favorite fruit is, the Lord’s goodness tastes sweet. It satisfies; it drips with the juice of good, nutritious flavor. When it seems that all we taste are sour grapes, we need to be encouraged to look a little deeper. God’s goodness is there—it is all around us.

So, if the world has you down, don’t neglect the gathering of the body of Christ in worship and in fellowship. There you will taste that sweet reminder that God is indeed good, no matter how sour the world is.

Cheri Cowell is the author of 365 Devotions for Peace. You can connect with her on Facebook.com/chericowell

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