Welcome to Be Encouraged!
I believe that inherent in everyone is a desire to share their story; to have someone be witness to what they’ve gone through and to believe that what they’ve endured hasn’t been in vain. Even if you only get the opportunity to tell one other person, you hope that you can make a difference in that life. I think, ultimately, what we all really want is longevity – to know that if we were to die tomorrow, our lives had meaning and that they were lived well. We want to matter.
When I read the Bible, my favourite passages are always about how everyday people lived their lives and overcame hardship. I love the scripture preceding David’s last address (see 2 Samuel 23), where we learn about his men; the ones who helped make him king. They started out in a cave, broke, distressed, with no hope, but that all changed when they found something and someone to believe in.
Well, Jesus is our someone. This is a site for broken people living in a dying world, who are daily being washed and redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
Take this opportunity to be encouraged and to inspire others to press forward in the faith. No matter what you’re facing, I pray that your day is a bit brighter when you leave…
…and remember, we’re in this together!