I’m convinced that the devil’s greatest weapon is plain ol’ discouragement. He whispers things in our ears, helping us along the pathway of discouragement.
- We look at others who don’t seem to suffer and ask why we have a hard life.
- We covet someone else’s lot in life.
- We allow our minds to go down streets they shouldn’t go, living in the treacherous land of What If.
- We listen to the tidbits of worthlessness he says, then rehearse them. And then we say them back to ourselves!
- We view a problem as gigantic, and our heart and courage weakens
Here’s a quote that might help:
“Are you in the midst of a situation where, as you pray, you find yourself putting the problem first? If so, you’re starting where you should end. You’re rehearsing the problem, making it seem larger than it is, when what you need to do is rehearse God’s greatness and bigness. Then the problem shrinks to its right portions.” Mark Buchanan, The Rest of God, page 74-75.
Oh to kick discouragement in its teeth by simply believing God is bigger than any obstacle. Oh to have that faith today!