It is so easy to become discouraged. Life can be overwhelming. You try so hard to do things right, to be things done but it just doesn’t always work out the way you hope. If this happens over and over, you might be ready to give up.
Read today’s verse again. God doesn’t suggest you remain strong and courageous. He commands you to be strong and courageous. Now, I know this might seem impossible some days, especially during the Christmas season. There is so much to do. There are so many things going on. You begin to feel you are fighting a big battle and you are the only one on your side! Well, you’re not! God tells you not to be afraid, not to be discouraged because He is with you wherever you go! No matter how tired, frustrated, overwhelmed you might feel, you are not alone. Lean on the Lord and let Him give you the strength and courage you need to face whatever is ahead of you!