And as for [the rest of] you, [a]believers, do not grow tired or lose heart in doing good [but continue doing what is right without weakening]. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (AMP)
Discouragement can be difficult to identify because it often masquerades as something else. It can wear the disguise of frustration, leading us to believe that our best efforts will never result in anything useful. It can cloak itself in fear of failure, making us think that we might try but won’t ever accomplish the things we dream of. Or it may wear the costume of self pity, causing us to think that no one has it as tough as we do.
How do we deal with such a destructive enemy that hides behind these false fronts? Nehemiah fought off discouragement by focussing on the big picture in the face of difficulty.
If you are discouraged today, remember that God is always in control, and He is with you. Nehemiah 4:14 skas, “Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
Our God is a truly awesome God, and we get the big picture, acknowledging Him in all His power and glory, we will not be discouraged. We will be able to uncloak discouragement in all its disguises and take heart in God’s power and might.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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