I believe it is important for me to tell the Lord when I'm feeling discouraged, and so this morning I told the Lord about the heaviness I felt yesterday and that which was still a struggle for me this morning.
As I was talking to Him about it, an image that I saw on Face Book came to mind. The picture said something above it, but the only thing that came to me in my mind this morning were the words "Trust Me", that was written on the photograph itself. Today I couldn’t find that particular post, so I decided to create one of my own, and really, for my purposes this one is better.
I think it's amazing how God brings His word to mind just when we need it. On my computer desk top is this image. The Lord spoke these words to me at the beginning of this year at another time when I was discouraged. This morning those words came back to me just as fresh as if I'd never read them before.
"Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for heaven and home
When Jesus is my Portion
A constant friend is he
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches me…"
"The Lord is my Shepherd
I shall not be in want…"
As I trust him and look to him as sheep look to their shepherd, He will provide all John and I need. His hand will lead us no matter where we travel. All we need to do is trust him and follow the road he places us on.
If you're feeling discouraged today, tell the Lord about it. If you don’t belong to Him, ask Him to show you the truth of who He is and ask Him to help you believe. If you are His, remember, it's okay to be discouraged. Don’t try to hide it from Him, tell Him about it and He will help you through it. He's waiting for you to make the first move.