His Word for My Week: Discouragement

Are the Raindrops of Discouragement Dampening Your Spirit?
Yes, it has been raining on my spirit a little lately, and my spirit has become a little dampened.  This morning my dear friend and blogger, Denise, sent me this little reminder which encouraged me so.
 My Beloved Daughter, It is your determination and dedication to Me that will set you apart and satisfy your deepest desire to live for something beyond yourself. You are mine, therefore you have no need to allow disappointment to direct your path any longer.  Love, Your Father who walks with you.”
 Wow, is that just what I needed today!
   Someone announced that the devil‘s tools were all for sale.  An exhibition opened.  The tools created to make people sin were displayed for all to see:  hatred, envy, jealousy, and lust.
   But one was set aside, a small, well-worn, harmless looking wedge.  “What about that one?” someone asked.
   “Oh, that one’s not for sale,” said the devil. “It’s priceless.”
   “Why?”
   “It’s my best weapon for destruction.”
   “What is it?”
   The devil smiled shyly and replied, “Discouragement.”
When you get discouraged, be encouraged by this:  You aren’t alone.  Many people, including Godly people like Elijah and David, have suffered from deep discouragement.
  •  Remember, that God IS with you.  When Satan breaks out his deadly tools, you break open the Book!
  • Submit to God’s will, even when it hurts.  Trust Him to bring you through your sorrows.
  • Don’t give up!  The power of God’s Word can give us courage:  “Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.  My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”  Psalm 119:49-50
  • Take a few minutes to write down 2 or 3 good things that might come out of this time of discouragement.  Lay your circumstances out before the Lord in prayer, and ask Him to use them for good.   While discourgement says, “I can’t! faith says, “HE can!”
  • Share your burdens with a trusted friend who will be willing to listen and to come along side and encourage you.
 Heavenly Father,  Thank you for being with me this day and every day.  I find You trustworthy to bring me though whatever comes my way.  Help me to remember that You are my strength and my hope.  May I trust in You and lean not on my own understanding.  In all my ways I want to acknowledge You and have You to direct my paths.  Thank You for Your comforting, encourage Word!  I love you, Lord.  In Jesus Name and for His sake, Amen!
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4 Responses to His Word for My Week: Discouragement

  1. shortybear says:

    Bless your precious heart, love you bunches.

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  2. Linda says:

    Changing Discouragement to Encouragement. Thank you for this!

    Like

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