3 T's to Tackle Discouragement
Days can be hard.
When it feels like the waves continue to roll over and over and beat me up a bit, it is easy to become discouraged and doubtful.
That’s where I have been lately.
But, God in His goodness continues to remind me of His word and His faithfulness.
Psalm 16:8 says to set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Here are 3 simple practices that God has given me to do just that.
To set the Lord before me, so that I won’t be shaken when another wave rolls in. I will be firmly anchored in the truth.
And, it will help me to tackle discouragement and doubt.
“If he did it before, He will do it again.”*
“I remember the days of long ago: I mediate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.”
Psalm 143:5 NIV
Even in the middle of difficult circumstances, give thanks.
Research has shown gratitude boosts our brains, bodies, and bliss.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.“ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
He is faithful to keep his promises.
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”
Hebrews 10:23 NLT
I am going to give it a try every day or anytime I feel discouragement creep in.
I hope you will try it and be encouraged, too.
*Lyrics from Why Not Right Now by Jesus Culture