In 1 Samuel, David was being chased all over the countryside by Saul, but God did not deliver David into his hands. Then (1 Sam 14:16) Jonathan came out to meet with and encourage David that God’s word to him would be fulfilled.
I was blessed by the way it’s translated in various versions
NKJV — strengthened his hand in God
NLT — encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God
CEB — encouraged him with God
NLV — gave him strength in God
NIV — helped him find strength in God
VOICE — Jonathan reassured David’s faith in the True God
NOG — strengthened David’s faith in Yahweh
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
Who can you encourage in their faith today?