Monday, November 20, 2023

When Discouraged

Most people become discouraged sooner or later. Don't let it come to stay. It is an intruder never to welcome. However, discouragement likes to force itself on people. It wants to take over the mind and emotions. So many resign to feeling discouraged, seeing no way out.

Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3). Yes, praise your way out of  discouragement. Join with others who desire to praise the Lord. Feeling discouraged brings heaviness, but praise brings God's manifest presence. Praising God is the antidote to discouragement. In the words of a chorus, "It's amazing what praising can do."

Praise God in all situations and circumstances. He is worthy of all praise. Praise God when you walk on the mountain and in the valley, for God changes not. Praise God when you understand and when you don't. Praise God today and everyday. Praise God when you feel like it, but especially praise God when you don't feel like it.

When discouraged, praise God anyway. Praise breaks the power of heaviness on your mind and heart. Praise brings God into every situation of your life. God responds to the praise of all His people. He will respond to you, as you praise Him. Put on the garment of praise.