Overcoming discouragement

Posted: May 23, 2017 in Thoughts on God

“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (Psalms 34:17-19 NKJV)

Ever get discouraged?

I sure do. In fact I woke up this morning feeling discouraged. It feels like the world is against me, and I’m overcome with feelings of “nobody really likes me.” Sometimes I get discouraged because of my past regrets, and sometimes I get discouraged because God so clearly has not answered my prayers and cries for help, when and the way I want Him to. I get discouraged when I put too much trust in people and expect them to do or say something that I’ve been longing to hear.

Discouragement is a real feeling, and it’s a real tool of the enemy to come against the child of God. If you let it sink in, discouragement will press you down, and it can hinder you from doing what the Lord has called you to do.

What do you do?

Here’s what I do: Find scripture that encourages you in the Lord. Find out what God says about any given situation and then trust His Word. It has power to give life if you let it penetrate your heart. “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.” Psalms 34:17-19 NKJV

I pray today that if you are discouraged that Jesus will lift your spirit and whisper truth in your ear. He knows your pains; He cares and he will answer!

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