Each of us, from time to time, needs to be encouraged. The flow of life brings to us difficulties, hardships, and even the routine things of life can become at times, wearying. As Christians, we certainly should be watching for times and ways that we can encourage others; but there are those times when there are none to encourage us. Perhaps no one shares our burden or we are not at liberty to share our need. In those times we must know how to encourage ourselves in the Lord.