Don’t be discouraged. Be determined.

Discouragement has been my archenemy lately, and it’s tiring to keep fighting it. And I have a hunch that it’s not just my heels it’s dogging. As I look around at my family and friends and church members, I see its unrelenting assault everywhere.

The temptation is to surrender. Give up. Quit.

Don’t. Don’t be depressed. Or disheartened.

Don’t be discouraged. Be determined.

The quickest way to uproot it is with praise, and we’ll look at that in detail in my next post. But today, I wanted to share a little something He gave me last week that has encouraged my heart and helped me keep running towards my destiny in courage.

It came as a song I’ve been singing, but I won’t torture you with my acapela voice. Hmmm…I should probably have taken piano lessons instead of gymnastics. Maybe my husband will work his magic with his guitar and we can post a video later this week. (hint, hint baby….I know you’re reading this.) 🙂

Keep fighting. Remember Him. Remember His faithfulness.

Blessings…

Discouragement is raging
     hope is fighting
     for its place
     within my soul.

 

I’m weary yet
     I’m strengthened
     falling on Your grace
     surrendering control.

 

As I bow before the throne
     of the God who knows
     my name.

 

And I pray to the One
     who holds my future in
     His hands.

 

I choose to sing:

Hallelujah to the Lamb.
Ten thousand praises to my King.
Hallelujah to the One
     who took my place and died for me.

 

I know the Greater
     One inside so
     why do I doubt
     the God in me?

 

But faith replaces
     fear as I
     remember His
     faithfulness to me.

 

As I bow before the throne
     of the God who knows
     my name.

 

And I pray to the One
     who holds my future in
     His hands.

 

I choose to sing:

Hallelujah to the Lamb.
Ten thousand praises to my King.
Hallelujah to the One
     who took my place and died for me.

1 comment on “Don’t be discouraged. Be determined.Add yours →

  1. Thank you Pastor Toni! I understand the feeling of discouragement since I have been dealing with a couple physical problems the past two years. I do believe God is my healer and I know I will receive my healing in His timing, even if it is done thru the hands of Drs.

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