Sometimes, we can feel bad about ourselves when we have human moments…
When our hearts are troubled…
When we feel that God isn’t listening…
Sometimes, when we in moments of being discouraged, we can feel that we have let God down and that our faith is weak.
God knew we would be discouraged sometimes. He knew that life would be heavy. He knew that we would have both highs and lows.
That’s why one of the spiritual gifts that He gives in the ENCOURAGEMENT
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a]faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to ENCOURAGE, then give ENCOURAGEMENT;
Remember even Elijah asked to die…
1 Kings 19:4 (NIV)
4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”
Jeremiah cursed the day he was born…
Jeremiah 20:14-18 (NIV)
Cursed be the day I was born!
May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!
Even Jesus asked why had the Father forsaken Him…
Matthew 27:46 (NIV)
It’s human to be discouraged and troubled sometimes. Don’t beat yourself up too much over that.
Just also remember that Elijah, Jeremiah or Jesus remained discouraged. They had their human moments, but they overcame them.
Praise God in your broken moments. Don’t let them be an opportunity for the devil to influence.
Always stop in the midst of your discouragement and GIVE GOD PRAISE….even if you don’t feel like it…ESPECIALLY if you don’t feel like it. Your broken spirit is perfect for getting yourself closer to God. He promises to come close to us in our broken moments…
Psalm 51:17 (NIV)
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[a] a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.
If you’re discouraged today, remember your human, but you aren’t ONLY human.
1 John 4:4 (NIV)
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.