Psalm 119:28 (NLT)
28 I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word.

Here we find David�s request to God that even while he weeps with sorrow he finds encourage in God�s words to him.

When you encourage someone you inspire them with courage, spirit and hope. It is why you always see a coach at the beginning of a football game give a speech to encourage the team members. They become inspired and have hope of finding a winning victory.

When you discourage someone they become less determined, less hopeful, and less confident. They are less likely to make something happen. They may even become so despondent they lose the desire to even try. They give up and let hope slip away.

Throughout The Bible God gives us examples of encouragement. We are told how deep and wide His love is for us. We are told about His plan of redemption and how through His Son Jesus Christ we can face eternity with courage, spirit and hope. We are told God has a plan for our lives that has purpose and meaning.

Take a moment out of your day and give someone encouraging words. Let them know they are appreciated and you know they can accomplish great things. Share God�s love by doing exactly what God would do by encouraging those who are at a point of sorrow. Love those around you and brighten their day!