And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. (1 Samuel 30:6 KJV)
Do not allow discouragement and despair to rob you of the wonderful future God has prepared for you. It doesn’t matter how severe or distressing your situation might be right now, the pain you may be experiencing does not entitle you to just give up. You can’t give up. Instead, you must encourage yourself.
You do this by turning to the Word of God. Open your Bible and read it. Get those faith-building audio messages off the shelf and listen to them again. Go back and re-read books that will strengthen you. Don’t wait for someone with a special anointing for encouragement to come along. Encourage yourself!
Pick yourself up out of your distress, stand in front of your mirror, and say to yourself, “You can either stay distressed or you can be of good cheer. Which is it?” If your head drops, pull it back up and say, “No, that’s the wrong choice. You’re going to be of good cheer. You’re not going to let this situation destroy you.”
Reach down into your spirit and begin to draw on the faith that abides within, saying, “You’re not going to give up. You’re not a quitter, you’re a born winner. You’ve been born again with the very nature of God. You are not defeated. The battle is not even yours, it’s the Lord’s. But the victory is yours!”
Confession: If God is for me, who can be against me? I’m not going to give up. I’m not going to quit. I’m a born winner. I am born again with the life and nature of God. I am victorious and I have the victory in every situation.
Author: Jerry Savelle