Encouragement may come as a word from God for you. Encouragement must be received. The question is will you receive encouragement from God's word? God says to you, "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9). God's word to you is for encouragement. Believe His word. Receive His promise.
Discouragement works with fear. It is the work of fear to prepare the way for discouragement. We are easily discouraged when fear controls our thoughts. Discouraging thoughts should be rejected. Are we helpless victims without any choice? Of course not. Turn your thoughts toward God who always wants to encourage you.
Be of good courage, God is with you. He is with you everywhere and all the time. Focus your thoughts upon God and the sure promises of His word. Speak this promise: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:6). When faith receives God as your helper, discouragement must flee.
Be of good courage, because God will never leave you. Hear His word of encouragement for you:"I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5). God is with you now and always. He is your constant companion. Trust His promise. Believe His word. When you do, you will be of good courage.