All of us deal with discouragement in one way or the other throughout our lives.
Discouragement makes us feel stuck, unmotivated, disappointed, and gloomy. It’s a disease that is common to all human beings, and I must admit that it’s highly contagious. One discouraged friend can make us underestimate God’s ability to turn things around.
Discouragement comes by what we see, hear and feel. It creeps up on us like an unsuspecting burglar. When we see things not moving as fast as we would like to see – our hearts lose hope and lost of hope makes us feel sick to the stomach.
Sounds kind of corny …. but the truth of the matter is:
■ God already knows how discouraged we feel about what is bugging and occupying our minds. And the best thing is, He wants us to talk to Him about our feelings, so He can strengthen us to go on.
■ Everyday things will happen to discourage us in some way. The worst thing we can do is to keep it to ourselves. When discouragement makes an unannounced visit as it often does – it’s time to call someone you can trust to join you to pray about it.
■ When Satan tries to make us doubt God, makes us feel confused and saddened ….it’s the perfect time to choose faith in God over fear of tomorrow. God may not always change the circumstances when we would like Him to, but He will always give us the encouragement we need.
I believe in God even when He is silent.
Never doubt the power of prayer.