We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God’s fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
Have you been feeling a little unsettled as of late by life’s trials. If you haven’t then you are very blessed but I know many of my sisters and brothers who are. It seems the trials are increasing for the saints as of late with illness, loss of jobs, the care of older parents and it goes on and on. But the Word tells us in the last part above that we should know quite well that we are destined for them. I know the trials of the last several years have definitely caused me to feel faint in my faith but lately it seems that the Lord has sent me some Timothys to encourage me.
Where have these Timothys come from? Some have come through Thankful Thursday and Word-Filled Wednesday. Some have come through Twitter where I heard of a Bible study I could take online which helps me tremendously since it is hard for me to get going to get out with chronic pain and spine problems. I have met some great encouragers on Twitter and even enjoy a nightly Twitter Worship being hosted by a prodigal. Some have come through phone calls from old beloved friends whom I have kind of drifted from since these trials and some of them have had trials as well which have interfered with the times we used to spend together.
While I know we are to go to God and His Word for encouragement first, we are also to encourage one another in the faith. So on this Thursday I am thankful to God for sending these Timothys my way. It is my prayer that I am able to also do the same for my brothers and sisters in Christ.
If you’d like to read some more Thankful Thursday postings go to Iris’s Grace Alone blogsite where you will find the McKLinky. If you’d like to join in feel free.