Quiet Encourager

In the July 27 devotional page of  OUR DAILY BREAD is a beautiful message on those that encourage others.  I was moved by this message and want to share this with you, dear reader.

“One of the qualities I most admire in others is the gift of quiet, behind-the-scenes encouragement.  I remember arriving home from a stay in the hospital and finding that my friend Jackie (who had surgery a few days earlier) sent me a book of God’s promises.

“My Uncle Bob was so thankful for the people who cared for him at the cancer center that he sent hundreds of complimentary notes to their work supervisors.

“My cousin Brenda experienced the agonizing loss of a child almost 20 years ago, and now her quiet deeds of compassion are treasured by many.  Often it is the very people who have experienced the most suffering–physical and emotional–who are the most abundant providers of encouragement to others.”

I find these words to be so true.  If you are a reader of my blog then I would imagine that you, too, are a quiet encourager for others.  How could someone who has experienced a huge personal trauma in their lives not be sympathetic to another who finds themselves in a similar situation.  It, I believe, is part of the human condition. 

If you claim to like people you can not help but want to give encouragement to those that are in distress.  Believe me, those that are the quiet encourager’s are truly appreciated by those suffering.  That act of kindness, those words of hope are the things that are never forgotten.  When someone is hurting those quiet and sincere words of encouragement are what that person holds onto.  You never forget what is provided by another when you are just trying to hang on and they are there to provide whatever support they can give. 

Giving material gifts and money is wonderful but words of encouragement and understanding are priceless.  They are what really feeds the soul.  A quiet encourager is really an angel in human form.

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One Response to “Quiet Encourager”

  1. Scottie Sellberg says:

    This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

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