As the title implies I feel like I have been sifting through quicksand-esque muckiness of discouragement. I haven’t been spending as much time as usual with God (prayer, the Word, worship) and man is it showing. I finally connected the dots. If I start slacking on my quiet time it does not take long before this ship is sinking fast. S.O.S.!
We all have our ‘stuff’ we deal with. Sometimes life just gets to us. We all have our own battles and struggles. We need to be constantly renewed in the Word and in the presence of God or we will be ‘sinking ships’.
Like David, who faced struggles and giants (literally!); when we get discouraged and distressed we need to find strength in the Lord our God. 1 Samuel 30:6
“Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31
We get discouraged when we take our eyes off the Savior. We need to keep fixing our eyes on him. He is our life-giving water. He is our everything…and we are everything to him.