Discouragement is an ugly thing and it can rare it’s head suddenly. We can be skipping through life feeling like we are on top of things and then BOOM, it’s there. Feelngs of “oh no, not this again” or “I just can’t deal with this” or “I really don’t want to live today.” become a constant loop in our heads and we wonder how we got here.
One of the things that sets Christians apart from the rest of the world is that we have hope… not just optimistic positive thinking, but hope in the One who promised to give us a future (Jeremiah 29:11) The trick is remembering this hope when we need it and not letting discouragement win.
The enemy has several tactics and discouragements seems to be one of his favorites. If he can get us to believe that hope is gone, then he wins.
There is hope. God has promised us a future. Hold on to that and don’t let the enemy win.