Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
The Pandemic has brought so much unrest and doubt in our communities about what it is that one needs to work through to make it safely through the day. People around us try hard to listen for an encouraging and positive word as they tune in to our local, state, and national government news but instead much of what is heard fills hearts and minds with doubt, stress, confusion, and negativism. In this scripture, Paul reminds us that God the Father loves us and gives us eternal encouragement, hope, and strength. We can overcome these perilous times when we turn to our Lord Jesus Christ himself to help us. I invite you to do that today.
Lord Jesus, you are all powerful, loving, and give us eternal encouragement and good hope. Thank you for the encouragement we receive as we seek more of you. Amen.