Worry weighs a person down;
an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Worry is weighs you down. Encouragement lifts you up.
I’ve known people who considered worrying as a sign for their commitment and love. They express their love for you by how much they worry on your behalf. It seems that they’re anticipating the bad for you.
Worriers are very much like the mourners of scripture. Mourners were people who traveled from death-to-death bewailing for profit. They were compensated for bemoaning. These people are heavy—weighty in spirit.
Our goal for The Daily Champion is to give you a word of encouragement. We feel that you have enough troubles and challenges to face, so our goal is to instill courage.
As a young man, I went through a very difficult time of worry—that bordered on a deep depression. The amazing timing of it all was that my life was as good as I had ever had it. I couldn’t understand what was going on. I awakened in the middle of the night with tremendous anxiety, walked outside and reclined in a hammock. I looked up to the night sky and sighed out my prayers of depression.
I wanted to hear God’s kind and gentle sympathy. What I heard in my spirit was, “Get up and get your fight back.”
Amazingly, that word encouraged me. It instilled a cheerful resolve. I stood up, walked into the house, and went to sleep. I haven’t faced that battle since, even though I’ve handled very large circumstances, challenges, and struggles.
“Take courage and be a man.” – 1 Kings 2:2