Haggai (2)

God’s people started to rebuild the temple. But they were discouraged. Some people thought that this temple would never be as wonderful as the first temple. So God said to the governor, the high priest and all the people (verse 4b), “Don’t be discouraged! Continue this work, because I am with you!”
Several years ago I was preparing to go on a mission trip. I needed to raise money for my transportation and living expenses. I was excited because I knew that God wanted me to go on this trip. But I had a hard time raising enough money. I began to doubt that I should go on the trip. Then the week before I had to leave, I received more than enough money. This experience helped me understand that God is always with me and will provide for me.
What are you facing today? Remember that God will be with you to strengthen and encourage you!