Discouragement is not an option

“Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.”

Hebrews 12:12–13

When our faith becomes tired, weak, and listless, and our prayers lose their power and effectiveness…this verse is God’s Word of encouragement to us to keep pushing through.

So often when we are faced with something that frightens or overwhelms us, we seek to evade the problem with the excuse: “I’m not quite ready for this now.”

Perhaps we have a prayer that awaits completion, or a physical problem that is partially solved and rather than facing it, we continue to walk around it.

But God says, “face it!”

He says, “Lift up the hands that hang down. March straight through the flood, and behold!” The waters will divide, the Red Sea will open, the Jordan will part, and the Lord will lead us through to victory.

He says we should not allow our feet to “disabled” but let our bodies “be healed,” and our faith be strengthened.

In essence we must move straight ahead. Leaving no Jericho unconquered behind us. And no place where Satan can boast of having overwhelmed us.

Today I pray that we will pay no attention to discouragement. I pray that the Holy Spirit will strengthen us so that we will plow ahead like a steamship. Moving forward whether facing rough or smooth seas, and whether in rain or shine. Amen

6 thoughts on “Discouragement is not an option

  1. What an awesome God we have let us embrace him for his mercies endureth for ever. Amen . Rv. Fr. God bless you and sustain you in the vineyard.


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