It seems that discouragement is lurking around every corner waiting to pounce on us in times of weakness. It comes in the form of doubt, condemnation, loneliness, purposelessness, and other feelings that are enemies to the truth of God. It’s so tempting to give in to those feelings and question everything, but I encourage you to stand strong in the face of that lurking enemy. Stay confident that Jesus is advocating for you and is working in you!
Hebrews 10:35-37–Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.”
Jesus promised in Ephesians 5:27 that He is coming back for a Bride that is without spot or wrinkle. Do not let the enemy discourage you to the point that you give up living righteously before the Lord. His grace is sufficient for you, and if you will allow Him, He will cleanse and wash you clean so that you will be ready to meet Him at his return!
Declare the Word of God over your life as David did:
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
9I will praise You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it is good.
His Word is full of HOPE! Hang on to Jesus, who is our only hope in this sea of darkness. He is the light that shines brighter than day and will outshine all of the darkness that is lurking around trying to creep in at our moments of weakness. Let His light shine in your heart today, and be encouraged!