So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thes 5:11. Encouragement is like ointment for the soul. When we encourage others we bless them, we come alongside them and lift them up. Sometimes your encouragement will make the difference between someone making it or not. Many marathon runners at the 21 mile mark will hit the wall where it’s so hard to keep going, and have to really struggle mentally to breakthrough to finish. In life we all hit that point at some time where the encouraging words of someone, who cares, can make the difference and speak life into a situation that can just lift others up enough to breakthrough. Be the difference in someone’s life today. Let your words breathe hope where to others there seems to be no hope. Praise God today that He has given us each other to be sources of encouragement at difficult points in our life.