Asking for help is key to conquering discouragement.
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“If it gets too tough, do parents have a right to call it quits?”
You will never this side of heaven be perfect, but that doesn’t mean we have to abide by low expectations, either.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…
For Elijah’s trial and discouragement, and how God met him during that time, see 1 Kings 19.
Understand that every trial has a purpose.
Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Seek God’s wisdom FIRST.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Pray for help.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
The Good News!
Thanks to Fish With Trish for her concise gospel presentation.
Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Keep looking forward!
Psalms 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
God in 1 Kings 19:15 to Elijah: GO….
Elijah in v. 19 to God: “So he departed thence...”
Obedience and purpose and moving forward, pressing on…
Rejoicing with you in the simple joys of everydays,