David Jeremiah Devotional 1st February 2023 – Fighting Giant Despair
TURNING POINT DEVOTIONAL BY DAVID JEREMIAH
David Jeremiah Devotional 1st February 2023 Wednesday Turning Point Message
As you study today’s devotional, remember this; “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT)
The Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.
Recommended Reading: 2 Peter 1:1-4
David Jeremiah Devotional 1st February 2023 MESSAGE
It’s natural to become discouraged, but it’s unhealthy to stay that way. Satan loves to utilize the giant of discouragement to cast down our faith and progress. John Bunyan called it Giant Despair in his timeless classic The Pilgrim’s Progress, and it imprisoned Christian until he found the Key of Promise in his clothing.
If Giant Despair has you in his dungeon today, remember you have the key to escape. It’s inside your Bible, found in one of the hundreds of promises God has given you. For example, you can claim Joshua 1:9, which says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (NIV).
Discouragement is the temptation to evaluate your momentary circumstances apart from the overarching plan of God for your life. God is a God of encouragement. As soon as you become discouraged, cry out to Him in prayer and ask for His help. God wants to hear your prayers, even when discouraged. He will answer and bring encouragement to your heart.
Discouragement can be defeated only when the full truth of everything that is for us confronts and conquers the half-truth of fear and despair. – Jason Meyer
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Leviticus 14 – 15
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