I Am Discouraged (Part III) (November 2020)


This is our third newsletter concerning discouragement. I have encountered many people that are discouraged during these difficult times. Trust me, I certainly understand. There is a heaviness that I sense nearly everywhere I go. I walk into a restaurant or a department store with my mask on. I look at the faces before me, and the people appear stressed or depressed. I hardly ever see people laughing; and of course, if they are smiling, who would ever know when a mask is about all that I see. I often must make business calls or make appointments, and I usually don’t speak with someone that is kind and helpful. I have purposely attempted to greet individuals with a cheerful “hello” or a “how are you today?” They often look at me like they don’t know what to do with me; but one thing about it, they usually change their attitudes.


I often find myself asking the Lord to please come back and get His children. More and more, Heaven seems appealing to me and to many others with whom I speak. We are all feeling the darkness, but we must decide to continue to walk in the light. Jesus is the Light, and His Word will minister Him, the Light, to us and to others. As miraculous as it is, the darkness doesn’t seem so dark when I declare the Promises of the Lord. Why? …Because the Word sends forth the Light, Jesus; and the darkness has to flee.


Scripture has already told us in Psalm 35:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” Jesus said in John 16:33 Amp., “…In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]


Please read Isaiah 40:28-31, Amp. The Lord “gives strength to the weary, and to him who has no might He increases power. Even youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, but those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles {rising toward the sun}; They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired.” The eagle will molt in his old age. He has old feathers that can weigh him down and can keep him from soaring as he was created. The eagle dives into the sea to rid himself of the old feathers. New feathers grow. Psalms 103:5 says, “Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.” Let us dive into Jesus and His precious Word. The old can be left behind and the new will carry us into new levels of glory. Come, let us soar with our Lord.

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