Then I will say to my soul, “Don’t be discouraged; don’t be disturbed, for I fully expect my Savior-God to break through for me. Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again.” Yes, living before his face is my saving grace! Psalm 43:5 Passion Translation
Sometimes I get discouraged and just want to feel sorry for myself. Have you ever felt that way? You know, when all you see is defeat, lack & everyone else seems to get blessed but those blessings slide by you like a greased monkey? It’s normal to get discouraged at times. You’re not alone, after all, the verse above was written by King David.
I was discouraged the other day about something and a friend allowed me to talk it out with her. She didn’t judge or condemn me, she simply let me talk it through. She made a few gentle reminders, encouraged me, gave me a few bites of Word to strengthen me, allowed me to pray in the Holy Ghost until I was built up again.
Look at how that verse starts, “Then I will say to my soul,” what? Yes, David talked to himself. People, it’s not wrong to talk to yourself. If you don’t, who will? He knew he had to encourage himself, to remind himself of God’s faithfulness. Doesn’t that make sense? It should! How else do you shut out the thoughts that run rampant in your mind?
Thank you David for showing us how to live before His face in His saving grace. For reminding us that we are mature sons and daughters of God, infused by His Spirit and His Blood. And thank you to all the friends who allow me to talk things out with them. I hope it helps!
Love you and we’ll catch up tomorrow,