PTL!!!!!!!! Such wonderful encouragement from Sister Connie Keyohara today!!! PTL!!!
Do you sometimes feel down, alone, discouraged and tired of waiting?
Do you feel lonely and afraid. Not knowing what the future holds? You are not alone, many people feel this way, on a daily basis.
But here’s some good news to cling to;
”Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…”
God wants us to talk to him, even when we are discouraged, tired and frustrated. He wants us to tell the truth and approach him with confidence.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
Let your heart be ruled by what God has promised you and what scripture tells you and not by what you see.
God does not want us dwelling in anger or other negative, destructive feelings we may have at the moment.
This is why we should be honest with God and when we pray to God, we should come as we are and not pretending to be someone we are not.
If we are honest with Him, we will feel a sense of relief and that should lead us to a deeper relationship with God. A deeper relationship will definitely lead to less discouragement.
I read this story and it fits perfect for today’s Devotion:
One day the devil was auctioning off his tools. They were highly priced – laziness, pride, hate, envy, and jealousy. One tool was not for sale. One person asked, “Why is that tool not for sale?” Satan whispered, “I can’t afford to get rid of that one. It’s my chief tool – discouragement! I can pry open any heart with that tool, and once I’m inside, I can do anything I want!” ~Author Unknown
Don’t let satan win,
Especially when God is the Victor!
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Stay strong, the race is almost over.