The song exclaims Why….Should….I Feel…. Discouraged? Yes why should you when you know within your entire being that the redeemer lives. You know who your father is and without a shadow of doubt you should be living up to His standards according to His will, His word and His principles. So I ask again, why should you feel discouraged, disheartened or dis-combobulated. Have you forgotten His promises and His words in the Bible? Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes… (Proverbs 3:25).Be encouraged not discouraged because God’s word tells us to be strong, be of good courage and not to be afraid, because He (God) is with us and He will never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). Jesus confirms it in Hebrews 13:5. Luke 12:4-5 says this;
“..My friends be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more they can do; But I will show you whom you should fear, fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell, yes I say unto you fear Him.”
Being discouraged is doubting God. Isaiah 43:1-3 tells us,
“But now, thus says the Lord who created you O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel; fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine, when you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they shall not overflow, when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you, for I am the Lord your God, The Holy one of Israel, your savior…”
God is still the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrew 1:9-12 & Hebrews 13:8). His promises have not changed, and even though his children may change, but His promises stay the same.Who have you been listening to? What report have you been receiving? Stop looking in different directions and look up to the hills from whence cometh your help, it comes from the Lord who make the heavens and the earth and He will not suffer thy foot to be moved. He does not slumber nor sleep, the Lord is your keeper, He will preserve you from all evil, He will preserve your soul, also your going out and coming in, from this time forth, and even forevermore ( Psalm 121:1-8), read it and meditate on it because in trying times this is what you need.
The God we serve is never slack concerning His promises as stated in 2 Peter 3:9. We must also know that it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18) and to know that God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent; hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and He not make it good (Numbers 23:19). Listen if you are feeling discouraged it is because you are not reading, meditating and believing in the word. Which god are you relying on? The one in the world or the One who made the world?
There are many promises in the Bible that are encouraging and uplifting. Try finding them and standing on them in faith. But I must deposit this one into your system: Psalms 31:14-18 says
“But as for me, I trust in you, O Lord. I say, you are my God, my times are in your hand, deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me; make your face shine upon your servant, save me for your mercy’s sake, do not let me be ashamed, o Lord for I have called upon you; let the wicked be ashamed let them be silent in the grave; let the lying lips be put to silence, which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.”
Can you say a prayer like that with confidence, knowing that you are living righteously and Holy so the God you serve will be faithful to His promises? If you can’t or you don’t know God then allow me to introduce you to Him through His only begotten son Jesus Christ, who is the only way to Him. Go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions.
Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God, our Savior, be the glory, praise, honor, thanks, majesty, dominion and power for using me as your messenger now and forever, Amen.