It helps to have connections

Then, by the will of God, I will be able to come to you with a joyful heart, and we will be an encouragement to each other. Rom 15:32

God loves us and that is encouraging. Love is more than something God does, God is love. And because we are not just with in but we are also in Him, He includes all of us in this interconnected, infinite state of being that is love, and that is life-changing. Sometimes when our circumstances offer evidence for a much more negative interpretation of reality, we don’t feel the love connection we know and believe is with us and in us. That’s when we need connected friends the most. We are meant to give one another courage in fearful times, to inspire each other when everyone is tired, and to bring joy when the mood is bleak. This doesn’t always require words. Sometimes all encouragement means is being consciously and openly present in His love.

Lord, help me to speak encouraging words today.