30 Days of Hope: Day Twenty-Two

Welcome to 30 Days of Hope. For the month of April 2020 we will create a blog post, and a podcast on this page daily pertaining to hope, written and recorded by many different people within Dawn of Hope.

Day Twenty-Two by Jesse Laughlin

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

This scripture is somethin that helped me and some others around me quite a bit! It’s funny because a lot of times you and the people you’re close with seem to mess with eachother a lot. It’s not meant to be malicious or anything like that, but you just get close with eachother and you feel comfortable poking at them. And them to you. But sometimes that can cause a lot more harm than you think! We need to build eachother up like the word says. In proverbs it says that a persons words can be life giving water. But your words can also bring death and destruction. This is a great time to be able to practice watching what we say even in gest. Just being positive and loving even when our first reaction may be different. On the other side of that, we definitely need to make sure not to say negative things on purpose. I’ve lost friendships over mere words. Things they’ve taken the wrong way, things I just shouldn’t have said, or things they said to me. And when it comes down to it, none of it is worth it. At the end of the day, you don’t feel better having said that negative thing. You still feel just as bad, and now you’ve hurt someone’s heart. I know a lot of people are cooped up with others right now and sometimes it’s hard. But Whether you say something jokingly, or seriously, it has power to good and bad things. My point really is be the reason someone smiles. It’s hard not to be stressed through this virus, but when we stand with each other and be a light in each other’s lives, we’ll get through this with ease!

Lord, I thank you so much that we have eachother to walk through this situation with. And that’s you’re walking through it with us. I thank you that we can bring encouragement to each other and help each other get through this together. We love and thank you! Amen

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