In Thessalonians 5:11, we are told by Paul to "encourage one another and build each other up." Romans 15:2 says, "Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." We all have occasion where we begin to droop, we falter in our faith, we lose strength to handle the negative circumstances in our life. That's why it is so vital that Christians encourage one another. When one falters, we are to come alongside and hold them up until they can regain their strength in the Lord. We can do that in so many various ways. We can pray, we can physically meet a need they may have, we can simply be there for a shoulder to cry on, we can point them to Christ, the Savior who promises to be their Helper.
Paul encouraged us to maintain the spirit of unity with one another so that God may be glorified. We are there for one another, just as Christ is always there for us. We are to value one another and realize that each and every person is valuable to God. We have means to help others through Christ in some manner. Let's maintain a heart that is willing to reach out to others that are hurting, or that simply may mean a cheerful smile, a tender pat on the shoulder, a kind word said in love.
Do you know someone that is struggling? Find a way to reach out to them. God will show you what needs to be said and done. You just need to take that first step.
Be an encourager!