The Apostle Paul was feeling a little down, and he asked God to send him encouragement. God answered this way…
But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.
Paul says in the next verse, Titus’ presence was a joy.
This word for encourage simply means showing up for a friend. Do you realize you could be a huge source of encouragement to someone just by showing up?
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” —Walter Winchell
Who needs you to just show up by their side today? Just by showing up, you could be the answer to someone’s desperate prayer for encouragement.
Go, be there for a friend!