Christian encouragement is a command. But like the command to evangelize, we often find it awkward to employ in everyday life. It doesnt have to be awkward, though. Like any other skill, we get better at it with practice.
In Habakkuk chapter 3, we find a prayer that is 19 verses in length. For 16 verses, Habakkuk remembers God’s past faithfulness to deliver Israel from her enemies. In the final three verses, he rejoices over God’s strength and majesty.