Discouraged. A word I do not use very often but have been feeling lately. I’ve been stuck in this funk since December and can’t seem to get out of it. Hoping for a little prayer time, I got to church a little earlier yesterday. Usually I’m the one always walking in 10 minutes after service has started. And tip-toeing in hoping that no one sees the slacker who always comes late. But this day, I felt desperate for God. Do you ever feel that way? Where you know nothing or no one in this world can fill that void except Him. Knowing that He’s the only one who can fill my heart with joy despite my life’s circumstances, I said a little prayer saying how discouraged I was. And how I NEEDED to hear Him.
It still amazes me how God speaks to me just when I’m feeling hopeless. Because to me, being hopeless is the most saddest feeling in the world. We started a study on book of Joshua titled Fearless Living. I felt like these verses were tailor-made answer to the little prayer I sent up.
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1 : 5 & 9
Today’s sunrise was spectacular. And I know it was God reminding me to put my hope in Him who created all this.
It’s an amazing God I serve.