(1st Kings 19:4)
Discouragement is something that all believers will come face to face with one time or another - you may be discouraged right now. But if you noticed Jesus never got discourage, yes He got sad and even cried, but never discouraged.
Discouragement happens when we take our eyes off of God and start looking at things through our eyes of flesh and start leaning on our own understanding to figure things out. Unable to figure things out or understand how can good come from something so bad, we say like Elijah, "I have had enough, Lord" - enough of this waiting, enough of this faith, enough of this patience, enough of this person, enough of this trial, enough, enough, enough!
Moses said enough when he got fed up with the children of Israel in the wilderness and stuck the rock instead of speaking to the rock like God told him to (Numbers 20:11) and as a result he lost his chance of entering into the Promise Land.
If Jesus would have said enough in the Garden of Gethsemane, we would all have lost out on our chance of getting into heaven.
So it's as if discouragement brings us out of the will of God, because instead of continuing on in faith, we stop trusting God and become overwhelmed by how we see things.
If you notice in Numbers 20:12 the reason God gave to Moses as to why he would not be able to enter into the Promise Land was lack of trust.
God knows what He's doing in your life. Things may be hard and confusing, but trust that His plan will bring everything together to workout perfectly.
Don't listen to the voice of sight! Don't listen to the voice of discouragement!
Keep moving forward...God knows what He's doing!
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