The heart is deceitful so we can’t trust our heart. We have to trust in the Lord, not in how we feel or what we see. Jeremiah 17:5-10 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall […]
The things we go through as Christians are the same things that those who aren’t Christian go through. Ecclesiastes 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him […]
There’s a difference between tired and being weary. Weary means we loosen our hold on doing what God wants us to. Galatians 6:9 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall […]
When some people face obstacles or discouragement, they become quitters. God wants us to be over comers. Ezra 4:1-2 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord…they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let […]
Continue: to keep going, to not stop John 8:31 Then said Jesus…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed… We’re in a battle and we have to be determined to go on and continue to the end. Job had to go through hard times in his life, but he continued with […]
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” I John 5:4
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Proverbs 25:28 Discouragement is universal. Everybody has been discouraged at some point in time. If you’re discouraged once it doesn’t mean that you’re immune to discouragement again. Have you ever found that out? God gives […]
Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Psalms 113:1
How often do we praise the Lord? We should do it continually. The Devil will attempt to make us feel troubled or fearful. How much do you feel like praising God when you are troubled or fearful? Giving God praise is the antidote for discouragement and fear.
Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. Psalms 111:1
How important it is that we hold onto hope!
Hope: to cherish a desire with expectation of fulfillment; trust, expect, reliance
Hope against hope: to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment
To be without hope is to despair- to become discouraged and disheartened. The devil wars against the Christian hard, and if he can take our hope, he will render us completely ineffective in the Kingdom of God.