Where do we look for encouragement when we feel demoralized, beaten down, depressed by problems? When the threats seem too big, the dangers too enormous, the enemy too powerful?
Whenever we feel down, we can take a piece of God’s heart and put it into our heart. In fact, the word encourage comes form the Old French encoragier, which is made up of two words En- “put in” and corage “heart”. An outside force fills our heart with courage.
“The LORD gives strength to his people.”
The French version of the verse Psalm 29:11 reads
“L’Eternel donnera de la force à son peuple.”
May God give force to the French, facing horrific terror attacks, and particularly may He give force, strength tonight to the families of the victims.