“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV
One of the definitions I found for discourage in Webster’s Dictionary is “something (such as a failure or difficulty) that discourages someone”. I have had a lot of problems with my computer and email and I am starting to get discouraged. I have had to do four system recoveries on my computer.
However, I know that it is satan who is trying to stop me from serving Jesus. That will never happen! I will serve Jesus as long as I have breath and as long as He helps me. After all my precious Saviour has done for me, I am willing to do anything and everything I can do to serve Him and make Him happy.
Jesus Himself warned us to be on the alert for the sneaky attacks of satan. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8). We must not let satan discourage us so much that we stop serving Jesus. Our Saviour will help us.
If you’re discouraged, tell Jesus and allow Him to help you. I was so discouraged this morning that I wanted to go back to bed and stay there. Our precious Saviour was rejected and ridiculed so many times that He understands and knows how it feels to be discouraged. We must stay on the battlefield for Jesus.
Heavenly Father, You are the great Comforter. Please comfort and encourage us when we feel like we can’t give another smile or take another step. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweOctober 12, 2015