Friday, April 5, 2013

E is for Encourager

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“David said, ‘You are the lifter of my head.’’
Psalm 3:3
Over 300 cards with words of encouragement have come to us during the past 2 years of my husbands’ illness!

So often in life, just like David, I get tired of the day to day trials. I need to be encouraged! God has an encouraging heart and He reminds me how much He loves me. He gives me the strength to get through each moment when I ask for His help.

His encouragement comes in many forms. It may be in a quiet whisper to my heart or it may arrive in the words of those cards sent by others who have responded to His gentle urging.

He encourages me by reminding me that I am not alone. I only need to listen for His words of hope and eternal encouragement.

Like David, I must know where to turn when I am discouraged! God will provide a ray of encouragement on the cloudy days and He will lift my head and fill my heart with hope in the most difficult of circumstances.

©2013 Cheryl Andreus


  1. Beautiful, Cheryl. My heart says, "Amen," remembering the many moments God has and does give me encouragement.

  2. Cheryl, It would be easy to get discouraged, but you know God has it all covered. I love your words "God will provide a ray of encouragement on the cloudy days". Yes! ...with his Son Light.

    Love you!