overwhelmedHave I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 NIV

I see your discouragement and fear.  Your uncertain future clouds your thinking and dampens your emotions.  You lack the ability to give an adequate answer to your questions about tomorrow.  You want to be strong but dismay roams freely through out your thought processes during the day and especially during the night.

There are two things that can help you through your discouragement…Remembering My promises fulfilled in your past and resting on My constant “now” presence in your life.  When you forget what I have said to you and about you, the door of uncertainty opens wide to fearful questions with endless scenarios that end poorly.

I am and will always be with you.  Share your discouragement with me and then listen to My perspective.  Have I not spoken? I am able to fulfill everything that I have purposed in and through you.  Gain strength by leaning on My strong arm. Let your courage increase through your faith in My steadfast love.  I believe in you.

Your constant rehearsing of the source and circumstances of your discouragement leaves you empty and without hope.  Remembering my commitment to you, My unwavering plans for good, My Words of life, and My testimony of faithfulness in your past will help you walk out of discouragement.  This trial that you are going through is one of the ways that the character of faith is developed within you. Trust me! Lean on Me! I can be your source of strength.

Whispers from your Father, God.