Life is good. Not because of your circumstances. Not because everything is going right. But, because you are a child of God. Our Heavenly Father loves you, protects you, and has a plan for you.

That thought is hard to remember when you’re in a valley. When everything is going wrong and when it seems you’ll never get out of whatever mess you are in the middle of.

Barnabas knew how discouraging life can be. But, instead of adding fuel to the fire – this faithful disciple was a constant encourager. He is a great example of how we can live our lives and how much of an impact an encouraging word or act can have on this world.