‘I will not allow what I see to hinder what I believe’ – Marvin Sapp
I’ve been a little discouraged for the past day or so. It is not because God has not been good but sometimes I get weary, wondering when His great promises will come to pass. Once in a while the discouragement overwhelms me and I forget what He said. This morning as I sat, God reminded me of this verse.
God is faithful. Just because it seems as though He has tarried does not mean that He has forgotten me. The reality is that when life happens sometimes I forget all that He promised. Therefore, I need to write down His promises and refer to them often.
So to my weary heart, I say this:
Psalm 42:5-6a (NLT)
Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!
Here I am, putting my hope in God and praising Him. The more I praise, the more He encourages me.
What are the promises that the Lord has given you?
What do you do when you feel discouraged by His timing?
Do you believe that He is for you and wants the best for you regardless of what you see?
The prayer of the day is:
Thank you for Your Word. It gives life to my soul and strengthens my body. Thank You that You are close to the brokenhearted and discouraged; that you are close to me. Lord sometimes what I see influences what I believe. I ask that You help me to write down Your promises and believe in them even when it seems like You have tarried.
I declare that I trust Your appointed time because it is perfect and I know that You love me. Help me to learn the lessons that I need to learn from this season. Heal my heart and speak to me.
I desire to be more like You. Though my faith falters sometimes, I do believe that You are for me. I know that if You are for me no one and nothing can stand against me. Continue to wrap me in your arms and encourage me in Your word.
I praise you my Savior and my God. There is nothing too difficult for you. You hold my world in Your hands.
In Jesus name I pray and believe,
The song of the day is:
Have a lovely week. Be encouraged. You are not forgotten.
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