Encourage One Another – It’s Getting Crazy out There

by Rex Rouis

Everyone needs love. Everyone needs encouragement. I need it. You need it. Everyone needs a little push once in a while to be able to do the things of God against the things of the Devil. Everything in this fallen world may be against us, but we can be for each other.

Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25

Why do we need to encourage each other more as the end approaches? Because the end is going to be crazy. It is already crazy, and it will get worse. The pressure is mounting. The oppression is increasing. Evil is less and less restrained. It is not just you who are feeling it. We are all feeling it. We need God, and we need each other more and more each day.

Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18

Therefore encourage and build one another up, just as you are already doing. I Thessalonians 5:11

Sometimes we need to know that someone is standing with us. Encouragement communicates that. It says, “It’s okay, I’m here with you. I noticed you need help. I care, and I believe you will be alright.” So simple, but it can make all the difference in the world to someone hanging on the edge of whatever ledge they are hanging on. Hanging is bad enough but hanging all alone is really crummy. Go to them. Lend the helping hand that God would give if He was here. Actually, He is, in us.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Yes, each of us must carry their own load but we can help and we can make the job a little easier. I see a lot of hurt and discouragement in the people who come to this site. The world has been hard to them and they need to know that someone cares and that God cares. We show them that we care by showing them how to contact God. Some are in a very dark place and can’t climb out of the hole on their own. We can’t just walk by. We must help them out of it. We aren’t expected to fix them. That’s God’s job. Ours is to smile, stick our hand out, and show love. He can work with that.

A joyful heart is good medicine, but depression drains one’s strength. Proverbs 17:22

When someone has lost their way they become discouraged. They find it hard to get up and get going again. They cannot see the hope that is right in front of them. Encouragement describes the good that they cannot see. Sometimes, it is easier to point out someone else’s hopes than it is to see your own. It is the opposite situation of the proverbial speck in the eye. In that instance, you can see another’s problems easier than your own. In this, you can see their possibilities easier than your own. Describe what they cannot see. It is precisely what they need.

A person’s anxiety weighs down his heart, but an appropriate word is encouraging. Proverbs 12:25 International Standard Version

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. Proverbs 12:25 New Living Translation

Encouragement describes the good that they cannot see.
And for you out there who desperately need encouragement yourself, I tell you that you will make it. It is not over. All is not lost. It will be better. I am with you. God is with you. God will help you. Now, go out and tell somebody else that they will make it too. It will bless them and it will bless you. Hope will grow in both of your hearts. When you encourage someone else you get encouraged. It is the win-win of God.

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38

We will all make it. Let’s lift each other up. Go get’m tiger.

Comments

  1. Andrew,

    Were you only teasing me in asking what you can do? I waited and waited.
    Anyway, no hard feelings.

    1. I am sorry as I did not receive any updates through the comments from this site. I have just checked back and saw your last comment to me. I apologize. I know the scriptures speak of a brother or sister coming in need and the one they come to only speaks and says be warmed and filled but has not met the physical need of those before him. Your latest mail/comment says God is sustaining you. Is that so? Please respond.

      1. Hi Andrew,

        God is really sustaining us. I’ve gotten a gig every week – not anything big – but I’ve been able to pay for my son’s treatment and pay domestic bills which is wonderful! I never thought I’d be happy with so little but I am.

        Thanks for your prayers.

        1. Our God is a good God!
          Jay-Aaron
          There have been several responses to your original email to hopefaithprayer-your reaching out for support, direction. The people who have responded have done so for your help and support. I’m sure everyone’s concern is certainly for you to prosper, to be in health, to be at the head and not the tail. Just know that in all of our concern, God’s concern is greater. We cheer you on in Him. Do not let satan get the upper hand. To stop that, declare who you are in Jesus! To declare that in power, spend time with Him. As you spend time, the devil will try and steal away the promises of God, the promise of His grace toward us in and through Jesus. Don’t let the devil do that. You have spoken your plea to Him at your salvation – “Jesus, be merciful to me a sinner. I recognize my need of You. I accept what you have done for me. I claim it – your complete work – for me.” His love for you has not stopped – not at any time has it stopped. Listen for His voice in your heart. You will hear it when you listen for it. Continue to look at these wonderful lessons that this site has carefully put into words. These lessons have been put together, I’m sure, with much prayer, time spent in meditation, hearing from God, personal revelation, trials, temptations and VICTORY. Do not think for a moment that He is not concerned – He is. Speak His healing and health over yourself, your wife and your family. He loves us. He loves you.

          1. Thanks a lot Andrew.

            God bless you for your concern. My heart is uplifted by these messages.
            If I didn’t reach out I’d be so depressed right now. Thank you all.

        2. Amen! Ive been praying too. Thank you so much for letting us know. Will continue to pray.

    2. Hi Sandy,

      Just seen your comment. My son got better. I got a temporary gig and was able to pay medical bills, take care of rent and food and although I’m still on the edge I thank God for it could be worse.
      Interestingly, I’ve no gig right now but I’m hopeful.

      Thank’s a lot for your concern. I’ll shoot you an email today maybe you could help me get a job. God bless you.

  2. Thanks for your kind words and prayers. Our faith is rekindled.

    God is sustaining us.

  3. Jay-Aaron
    I can pray for you (and have). In my prayer, I have asked and believed God for your most necessary needs to be met for you and your family. Do not loose hope! I am glad you have reached out to this community of faith. What can I do?

    1. Thanks a lot Andrew,
      My heart is broken, my spirit is crashed. I’m unable to pray because I’m afraid if I try to address God my words wont be righteous towards Him.
      I remember how I used to tithe on my gross and never-enough wages for years on end praying and hoping for a miracle. I don’t know how God works but now I’ve nothing.
      My last cheque came and I paid rent and bought food for the month but today is 17th. I’m looking at month I’ve earned nothing – I’m without a job, without money and without hope.
      My first born son got sick on Saturday the 14th and I spent the last of that cheque on medication. We couldn’t even afford to buy a full dose – the tablets we bought will get finished tonight.
      You ask me what you can do Andrew? I seriously don’t know what you can do. Do you have any work that I can do? It would please me to have work to do than simply accept charity.
      You’ll let me know.
      Thanks.

  4. Reminder…” I will lead and guide you into all truth and remind you of all I have said to you!” I promised you blessing not cursing…a future hope and prosperous end. Life plan. Life and blessing trumps death and curse hands down. The work is finished. The promise is sure and steadfast. With it the way of escape…is made during every temptation of defeat. Exceeding abundantly above what is asked or thought by the in you Holy Spirit power. ” Holy Ghost on the inside working on the outside oh what a change in my life ” song. Restoration of all things and refreshing stopping this attack now in Jesus name!!! No Go! Restore. Who will say RESTORE? Isaiah. Weedwacker…..Restore

  5. Thank you for the encouragement to keep on encouraging others. I needed to read this today.

  6. Thank you for these encouraging words. This is my eighth day in the hospital and reading this is just what I needed. I will do the same for someone else. Your words have gotten me through some really challenging moments. God bless you!

  7. A song by Whiteheart called. Say the word will put strength in your being and confident joy in your step. Cast not away confidence…say the word…Rex…you are so loved and Graced. Thank You.

  8. The shield is on. The Greater one in you is Greater. The interpretation of your tongue acted upon immediately provides breakthrough before the other side of earth notifies satan how you just overcame him again. Dont let anyone except the family know what you think about diablo. Don Corleon to Son Sonny. Diablo cant know anything while you speak Word & pray in unlearned tongues. Satan fails falling short every time. No weapon prospers. Isaiah 54 and Fred Hammond. So loved and anointed. Unction of Holy One you have. Big hugs. Amen. Weedwacker

  9. Great encouragers have become mute by stroke. Other were attacked and defended themselves by killing. Best christians set up by diablo. Isolated or locked up within themselves. Shut in. Unknown. Unfamiliar with the strangers bring them food for existance. Every Apostle the same in history. Jesus bore our griefs and sorrow. Beauty for ashes joy for sorrow…praise for heaviness…casting all care on Him letting Him care for us…we are sons so loved. Behold what manner of Love the Father has shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. With the love I have loved you with. ..love the brethren…the world hates because they have no love. Love rebirths the human spirit…the reborn spirit becomes filled with the Holy Spirit. New wine in new bota bag wineskins. Newness of full life and blessing redeemed us from the curse. Substituted. Fruit is peace that joy is full. You know. Weedwacker.

  10. Thank you Rex. God Bless you. I hope you are walking in joy, health and prosperity.

  11. Thank you, Rex. God bless you.you will never be able to know just how much God has used you to be a blessing to me and others. I will help others too. When we focus on our pain, it gets bigger but when we are able to turn energy used in focusing on ourselves into helping others we Are helped also.thank you so mu h.

  12. Sometimes I feel like I have a life of Job, and it spinning on repeat. As we are followers of Christ, we are bigger targets for Satan. He goes out of his way to batter us
    . Sometimes it hard to hear the word of the Holy Spirit as Satan slams us up against the wall and tries to convince us that what we see is real. That we’ve lost, game over dude. But I stay in the Word, I keep speaking faith out my mouth, and the Holy Spirit continually reminds me to persevere and keep the faith and don’t give up and work your faith. Having done all therefore to stand, stand. But I certainly need some back up. My legs are weak. Everyone here is a blessing. God bless.

  13. Thank you. I am amazed continually by how many people seek out websites for suicide prevention. My website Suicide Prevention is Possible had over 800 hits in one month in January alone. I am working on promoting it more with a business card that I can leave in public places. God impressed me to do this. People are really hurting the way I used to hurt. They need real help and real guidance from God’s Word. There is so much to learn. By reading and learning our faith is increased. It worked for me. I thank God for your website. It gives people a voice even anonymously. When I was a child I had no voice. I was terrified to tell anyone what I was feeling. At worst, I couldnt even put it all into words. I just knew it was “bad.” I didnt know that I was being abused, and I wouldnt dare consider the idea. Internet wasnt around then. With Internet comes a freedom of information access. Also there are ways to connect anonymously. Its truly wonderful. Thank you for what you are doing Rex. There are many who care, but few who actually know how to help. God bless you!

    1. Author

      Sandy – Thank you and God bless you. We are all learning in this. At times it seems overwhelming. There is so much hurt out there, and people are so alone.

      God is willing and able to help. Many are being changed and helped.

      Let’s talk some time. Rex

  14. God bless you Rex. I and my wife were in a similar situation yesterday ironing things out, and eventually lifted our spirits by encouraging each other up till this very moment.
    I am a minister and I hope you wouldn’t mind If I share some of your messages to my congregation. Thanks and may your anointing increase continually.
    Samuel.

    1. Author

      Samuel – Yeah, that ironing will do it… Feel free to share anything you want to in any way you want. We love you. Rex

  15. Great encouraging words for the believer to reach out. The aspect of Gods grace that flows though us to another person.
    Thanks Rex

    Brother Carl

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