Whatever is happening in your life right now, please don’t allow discouragement and despair to rob you of the wonderful future God has prepared for you. Regardless of how severe or distressing your situation might be, the pain you may be experiencing will pass. Don’t give up. You can’t give up!
Look at this wonderful principle from the Bible. “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” (1 Samuel 30:6 KJV)
Let us all learn from this awesome scripture and do as David did. Encourage yourself in the Lord.
You can readily do this by turning to the Word of God. Open your Bible…. Open Your Heart and read what God is saying. Let me suggest you start in the gospel of John and read a few chapters. Then go back and look at the Psalms and some of the Proverbs. Tune into some of your favorite faith-building audio CDs or online messages and listen to them again. Go back and re-read books that have strengthened you in the past. Re-strengthen your spirit. Don’t wait for someone to come along to offer you special encouragement, but encourage yourself.
Pick yourself up out of your distress. Try this: stand in front of a mirror and speak to yourself, “I can either stay distressed or I can be of good cheer. I get to choose. Which is it?” If your head drops, pull it back up and say, “No, that’s the wrong choice. I’m going to be of good cheer. I’m not going to let this situation defeat me, my family or my business. If God is for me… who can be against me?”
Reach down into your spirit and start again to draw on the faith that abides inside of you. Speak to yourself out loud. Say, “I’m not going to give up. I’m not a quitter, I’m a born-again winner through Christ. I’ve been reborn with the nature of God. I am not defeated. I am an overcomer. The battle is not even min, it IS the Lord’s.”
Encourage yourself and ultimate victory is yours!
Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you? Don’t give up. Don’t quit. You’re a reborn winner and God has already determined that it is His will for you to succeed. You must get into agreement with Him. It doesn’t mean you won’t have to fight but God has equipped you to win every battle. Do what you know in your heart is right… fight to win. Persevere to overcome. “If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us?” Romans 8:31 AMP
Inside of you is the life and nature of God, therefore, choose to be victorious in every situation. In the difficult times… you can be certain that God will work it for good. “And we know [with great confidence] that God [Who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” Romans 8:28 AMP
So don’t give up. Be God’s representative. Be a reflection of the One Who saved you and gave His life for you. Let His life shine through you when it’s the toughest and His victory will win out. Let your life be a testimony of God’s word and ways. You can do it!
Dale and Paula Black
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