Let's look at encouragement a little different today. To be encouraged means we feel courage rising. To have hope. To be inspired with confidence. All three happens in the face of adversity, not by its absence.
Here's the key. Break your focus from the source of your fear which blocks hope.. Let's then take our eyes and mind off the problem so we can begin seeing how to overcome it. This starts turning our fear into faith, and encourages hope and confidence to build.
It takes practice, but we CAN do it! Be encouraged my friends, and be full of hope.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7