When Discouragement Comes!

Commentary By:  Gordon King

With all of the chaos and turmoil in the world we can become less than enthused about our life, about why we are here on earth.  Life in fact can become very discouraging if we allow it to, however, we don’t have to let it!

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Remember each and every morning that you wake that this is the day the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it!  God has given us this day to perform His will on earth as it is in heaven.  He has blessed us with the bread of life, with the breath of life, with life itself! 

Psalm 118:17-21

I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has chastened me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will go through them,
And I will praise the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord,
Through which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise You,
For You have answered me,
And have become my salvation.

The good Lord has blessed us with many things, but the most important and significant of all is our eternal salvation through Jesus Christ!  It is ours to declare the works of the Lord, to spread the good news of our salvation, this is our calling, this is the purpose for our life here in a foreign land.

It’s often very difficult living in this world, but it doesn’t always have to be so if we remember just who we are and why we are here.  The good Lord could have just called us home after our salvation but He didn’t, and He didn’t for a reason!  God Almighty has blessed us as His children, as His prized and precious possessions, because He loves us and cares for us.

Remember before you start each day to say and believe in your heart: This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!”  And when discouragement comes then call upon the name of the Lord!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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5 thoughts on “When Discouragement Comes!

  1. Thank you my brother, I have been doing this recently and also singing one day at a time sweet Jesus. It seems that is all I can bear is just one day at a time but this is the day The Lord has made and I shall rejoice and be glad in it.

    God bless you
    Christine

    • Thanks for your comment Christine!

      That’s all we should bear, just one day at a time, and we shouldn’t try to do it on our own but with God at our side. One day at a time, one step at a time, one small step of faith each day and He shall see us through, Amen.

      God bless sister! Maranatha!

  2. When you got a disability that can effect the whole body pain, where your legs just about work, sometimes it is difficult not to have discouragement in your life. Then you see your wife who has a disability struggling to look after the husband and the rest of the house it is hard for the couple not to have discouragement once and a while For me it is hard to pray and read the Bible, for my wife it is hard to pray as she is so tired. But there are days that we come alive, then you find out that a blood test has revealed another illness. But we rejoice in the Lord, and feel greatly blessed knowing we belong to our God above, and that the Lord is with us through our pain and tiredness.

    Glory to God in the highest and praise to our Messiah Yeshua Ha’Mashiakh Maranatha

    • Thanks for your comment Daveed 308!

      I am very sorry to hear of you and your wife’s pain and suffering my friend! I cannot truly say that I know exactly what you are going through, as each of us have our own set of trials, tribulations, and sufferings to deal with and go through in this life. What I can say with certainty is that when I am suffering and in pain it does seem like nothing else really matters, but inside I know that God is with me, that He loves me, and that this pain is only temporary. I wish that I knew just why God allows us to suffer as some of us do, but I don’t really know why, just that He is sovereign, that He is in control, and that one day all things will be made right because He is a righteous and holy God!

      Pain and suffering will most definitely lead us to become discouraged, and it is very difficult during these times to rejoice, but like you said we rejoice in the Lord. I see people who have and are enduring intense pain and suffering, some seek the Lord and some do not, but the ones that do seem to have an inner peace within them and they know that one day soon they shall be with the Lord! I have suffered for many years now in different ways than you do, not physical but very emotional and very stressful, so bad as to the point of suicidal thoughts, however lately I have begun feeling my body not doing as well as it used to, more aches, pains, and illnesses, but I am in no way comparing them to what you are going through, just stating the facts. And although I have walked through very dark valleys I have endured them because God is with me, walking beside me every step of the way, otherwise I would have never made it this far!

      The good Lord uses those who have suffered and endured pain, He uses us to help others, He uses it to His glory!

      I pray for the good Lord to ease you and your wife’s pain and suffering, I pray for Him to comfort you both. In Jesus name, Amen.

      God bless brother! Maranatha!

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