“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).
Maybe you are going through discouragement today because of the coronavirus, or it could be the loss of a job or a sick child. Dark feelings can overwhelm us when we are emotionally down, but we need to realize that even the greatest of saints got discouraged. Did you know that famous preachers like Charles Spurgeon and mighty evangelists like Billy Graham got discouraged at times?
I heard the story that one day the devil was auctioning off his tools. They were highly priced – laziness, pride, hate, envy, and jealousy. One tool was not for sale. One person asked, “Why is that tool not for sale?” Satan whispered, “I can’t afford to get rid of that one. It’s my chief tool – discouragement! I can pry open any heart with that tool, and once I’m inside, I can do anything I want!”
Everyone will encounter the devil’s tool of discouragement, but we can’t live in that dark place. We must learn to resist the devil and trust in God’s deliverance.
If you are going through a discouraging time, remember that God is with you and He is good. You are deeply valued by Him, and He has a purpose for your life. God is raising-up a Church to stand with boldness and speak the voice of the Lord. We must resist the devil’s tool of discouragement in this battle and position our heart in faithful obedience and encouragement in God. He is speaking at this hour. The following prayer will help you to face life from God’s perspective through this difficult time.
This 5 1/2 minute video will help you to face your difficulties from God’s perspective. It’s called: My Prayer to Face Difficulties From God’s Perspective.
“‘Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged’” (Deuteronomy 1:21).
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