Today’s exhortation – it will be alright
We shouldn’t feel embarrassed to admit we are discouraged. Feeling discouraged doesn’t make us weak or losers, it makes us human! It does not matter how strong, righteous, successful or mighty you are, it can happen to you too. In fact everyone goes through it. The bible says, “know that the same afflictions are accomplished in all your brethren that are in the world. (1 Peter 5:8-9). Greater men than us went through their own battles with discouragement. People who did great exploits and accomplished much got discouraged too. Joshua, a righteous man who was a mighty warrior who killed giants went through periods of discouragement. The Lord had to encourage him on more than one occasion.
The Lord said to Joshua, ”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9). There are many things that can cause one to be discouraged. Grief, debt, disappointments, betrayal, depression, bereavement, being taken for granted, financial losses, etc. But through it all, The Lord is saying to us, “They shall not prevail against you. For I Am with you,” says the LORD, “to deliver you.”” Jeremiah 1:19). Keep your head up and smile. Everything is going to be alright. Amen