What A Man Says
As we go through this life, there is no question that there can be many reasons for discouragement. We face trials of many kinds! There are relationship issues, employment issues, financial issues, health issues, and the list goes on and on. When we start to pay more attention to the issues that surround us than we do to the Lord, we will start to feel discouragement. How can we combat this in our day to day lives? We must hold tightly to the promises that God has given to us!
When we review the Word of the Lord, we see immediately that God has given us many promises. We also find that the promises of God are conditional. We have a decision to make, and that decision requires that we follow up with action. God can absolutely be trusted to come through with the blessings that He has promised, but we must hold tightly to the hope that we affirm. What does it mean when it says that we must hold tightly? What are we holding tightly to? In a simple answer, we are holding onto Jesus. It means that when we are engaged in the trials of life and are tempted to compromise what Jesus has told us to do, we must not give in. Instead, we must press on towards the prize and continue moving forward in our relationship with Him.
I know of multiple people right now who are dealing with deep and serious issues. They are facing difficulties and trials and are being challenged to compromise what they know God has spoken and done in their lives. I know that there are many people reading this right now who are in similar situations. You are dealing with the trials and pressures of life and starting to feel discouraged. I want to tell you that today is not the day to give in . . . instead, today is the day to fight! Today is the day to be encouraged and to remember who your God is. He will never fail you, and His plans are always perfect. Keep your trust in Him, and He will always come through at the right time and in the right way.