Overcoming Discouragement

Uncategorized Mar 14, 2018

Are you in a battle? Sometimes, we can go through prolonged periods of trial, not due to anything on our parts.  Trials can weaken our faith.

Ex. 6:9 So Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not heed Moses, because of anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.

When this happens, it is sometimes tough to change the course of our minds and use our faith. Signs of this can be the unwillingness to hear the word of the Lord or a friend that tries to encourage you. The truth is that God is looking to promote and bless you.  Our God is one of restoration.

Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
Acts 3:20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,
Acts 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

He is one that desires to restore our dreams and hope. He even wants to go beyond our highest prayers.

Eph. 3:20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]

What should you do? Sometimes you need to ask for prayer. This is not a sign of weakness, but a sign that we are not meant to go through battles alone. Find someone of faith and ask them to pray for you and release you from the spirit of bondage and discouragement.  Begin to engage the Scriptures about your circumstances and quote them over yourself.  Then declare over yourself that the Lord is going to deliver you out of all your trouble.  Yes, out of it all.

Psa. 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

This will begin to shift the atmosphere over you, which will allow you to shift the atmosphere around you.

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