Be Encouraged!

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace.
2 Thessalonians 2:16

America has been given no promise of redemption or deliverance by God. By contrast, Israel had the promise of a Messiah-King who would come as Deliverer. In the days before Jesus’ birth, one godly Israelite was said to be “waiting for the Consolation of Israel” (Luke 2:25). What did that “Consolation” mean?

That phrase referred to the Comfort of Israel—that is, the comfort that the coming Messiah would bring. The Greek word used is paraklesis—it is translated as consolation, comfort, or encouragement in modern English Bibles. You may recognize that Greek word. It is based on the same word parakletos Jesus used to describe the Holy Spirit He would send to comfort, guide, and encourage the disciples after He (Jesus) left the earth. So Jesus is the Comfort or Encouragement for all who need deliverance from sin, and the Holy Spirit is the Comforter-Encourager who applies the comfort of Christ to our lives.

Do you need encouragement today? Then you need Christ by the power of His Holy Spirit. Because you are loved and empowered, be encouraged!

Only engrossment with God can maintain perpetual spiritual enthusiasm.
A. W. Tozer

PS: I guess this is my answer

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