Sometimes I need to be encouraged. When a food doesn’t work for me, or my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) gets worse, or I have new symptoms that I don’t want, I can feel down and discouraged. That is when I really need some encouragement!
I don’t know about you, but I look to the small things in life and to my God to lift my spirits and give me the strength to keep going.
Recently, my CFS got worse. Much worse. I hate it when that happens! So, I turned to a Christian book that has encouraged me in the past….Max Lucado’s book: You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times.
You can see that I have a LOT of sticky notes in the book! This book is a great encouragement to me and I wanted to mention it in case you ever go through a tough time and need to read some encouraging words.
To feel encouraged, I also notice when God lets me know He’s there. Sometimes it is in the beautiful clouds or a colorful sunset or a delicate flower. Recently He showed me His love by making a heart in a pan that I was cooking in. Whenever I cook vegetables I add some water and a small amount of olive oil to the pan. After I added the oil, I walked away from the pan. When I returned, I noticed that the oil had formed a heart!
Isn’t it beautiful?
I just love it!
More importantly, I love the care that I feel from God when things like this happen. While I don’t understand (or like) my CFS or food intolerance issues, I can trust that God is with me and loves me. And those encouraging thoughts can help me get through a tough day (or week or month).
I pray that you may be encouraged today, whatever you are going through!