Devotion from (Doreen's Daily Delights ) - I Won't Be Discouraged!!
- I Won't Be discouraged! !
There are times in our lives when everything doesn't
seem to go right,when what could go wrong does, when
you feel like you are beating your head against a
There are times in the Christian walk when you
go through spiritual desserts, spiritual dry places
and times when things seem out of sync, when the
burdens of life get heavy, when God seems so far away
and you seem so empty.
During these times (and they come) it seems as if the
sun is not shining, that love has escaped us, and that
God who we so desperately want to hear from is silent.
I refuse to give up or give in. I will persevere, I
will set my facelike a flint.
God's Word is as full of promises and ALL of them are
payable upon demand according to the conditions named.
They are made freely and they are paid fully. Trust
the Lord in this.
"For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not
be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a
flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. "
Do not try to do anything in your own strength,
because I can guarantee that you will break, but if
you put your hope and trust in the Lord, He will give
you His strength, which is joy to endure the
Through His strength, you can trample down the wiles
of the enemy. Let Him take control and enjoy the ride
of your life.
The Lord is faithful. He being the Lord God Almighty
will not let you go beyond what you can handle. All He
asks is that you believe and trust Him. He will not
leave your side.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter
of our faith."
(Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV) If we don't keep our eyes on the
Lord, and if we let our eyes shift to focusing on our
situation, we can risk becoming doubtful and
discouraged. That's exactly what the enemy wants.
God does not want us to be discouraged. Whatever you
are going through today, rise up and trust God to
deliver you. In the midst of your situation, allow the
Lord to strengthen you, to mold you, to make you,
that your faith in Him may be even stronger. God has
so much in store for us His children, not just in
heaven but here on earth.
We must stand and we must allow the trials to help us
to move to a higher level in the Lord. We must know
that even if a trial comes from the enemy for bad, God
knows how to turn it around for good if we allow Him.
We must learn valuable natural and spiritual lessons
from our experiences and the things that we go
through, for in doing so we are being perfected in
Christ, wanting nothing. For our lives are in
the hands of God who is a God of purpose who wants to
continually bless us as we go through the lessons of
We must stand and allow the trials to help us to move
to a higher level in the Lord. We must know that even
if a trial comes from the enemy for bad, God knows how
to turn it around for good if we allow Him. We must
learn valuable natural and spiritual lessons from
our experiences and the things that we go through, for
in doing so we are being perfected in Christ, wanting
nothing. For our lives are in the hands of God who is
a God of purpose who wants to continually bless us as
we go through the lessons of life.
What is God's design for marriage? I believe that God hates divorce and we as women should do all we can toward standing for our marriage. This is a group that through prayer and support from each other we will grow together as God would have us to do.
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