Pastors and leaders who are in charge of a group of people who serve Jesus have a great responsibility on their shoulders. It is not easy to deal with personal problems and at the same time try to help others.
They should be examples of behavior and faith so that others can see God through their lives. However, like us, they are not perfect and also make mistakes. One way to let them know that we appreciate and value their work is to dedicate words of encouragement. In the Bible, there are verses that are adequate to demonstrate these feelings.
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
“All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God.” (Deuteronomy 28:2)
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
They need words of wisdom from above
May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” (Ruth 2:12)
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52: 7)
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. (2 Corinthians 9: 13-14)
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)