RISE ABOVE DISCOURAGEMENT

It’s not over until it’s done, so, don’t give up!

As i am observing wisdom in my thinking time over the journey of life; I discover that there are a-times in life when we need someone to say to us, “TAKE COURAGE!” Not that we are created to be pitted but to find motivation from the world around us as iron sharpens iron especially these time Coronavirus is on board. It’s quite understood that not everybody have enough to sustain themselves this period, talk more of those who have family to take care of, those who live by daily income, those who lose their job and those who live by begging.

I know that the situation is going to put many in depth. Why? Because in some country, their Government are trying, while in some country, there Government are not helping matters. It’s quite understood that as “home stay” wave bye, the electricity bills and house rents still awaits us. Some people trading under credit are in a mess. There is on-going bankruptcy as a result, and it will still, going to favour some people. But among all this challenges of life, Still, there’s a green light at the end of the tunnel. Clear your mind, body and soul to show what you are really made of, Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Don’t be discouraged and never give up! There is every reason to be a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. Look around you and see those who need you and be charitable enough! Remember that love knows no boundary. Be there for your love ones when it rains, they know you’ll stand with them when it shines!

When we are discouraged we need to hear someone say, “Take Courage.” Maybe you are facing an overwhelming situation. Maybe you were recently been laid off or face an uncertain future. Perhaps you are facing a serious health challenge. Maybe you’re not facing a life-and-death situation, but you’re facing several crazy kids who have the gift of frazzling. But at one time or another we all need to hear God say, “Take courage.” Here are a few reasons we can:

• Because God Himself is with Us
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1.9

• Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Dett 31.6
We can take courage because we aren’t facing our challenges alone. God, the creator of the universe, the all-powerful One, is right here with us. He’s not far off and uninvolved. When we don’t know what to do, he does. He’s never tired, never weary, never takes a break.

• Because God Has a Plan for Us
The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.” Acts23.11
God has a plan for each one of his children, and he will fulfil that plan. We don’t have to fulfil some destiny for ourselves; God is accomplishing his work through us. And he never fails to complete his plans.

• Because Jesus Has Overcome the World
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16.33
Jesus said we WILL have tribulation in this world. We shouldn’t be surprised by it. If we look at this world only, we will lose heart. But we can “take heart” and take courage, for Jesus is greater than the world and he has already overcome it. Nothing in this world can defeat our Mighty Conqueror. And he has overcome the world for us, for those he redeemed.

• Because Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (Romas 8.35)
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romas 8.38–39)
No matter what we are going through, we can be assured that it hasn’t separated us from Christ’s love. And if he loves us, we can take heart that he will protect us, provide for us, guide us, and help us. Nothing in all creation can separate us from his love. Whether we lose our jobs or our homes or our health or even our minds, Jesus will hold us in his love and never let us go. So, take courage.

• Because God himself will strengthen us
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12.2
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41.10
We don’t have to somehow summon up strength from within ourselves. If you don’t think you have the strength to make it through, well, you’re absolutely right. You don’t. We don’t have the strength to part the Red Sea or be cheerful in the midst of kids melting down, but God does. And he will pour his strength into us.

Fly unlimited.

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