From 1 Chron, 28:9, 10, 20:
Learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately
Worship and serve Him with
your whole heart and
a willing mind
For the Lord sees every heart
and knows every plan and thought
If you seek Him
you will find Him
So TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY
The Lord has chosen YOU to build a temple...
Be strong and do the work
Be Strong and Courageous and Do the work
Do not be afraid or discouraged
for the Lord God
My God is with you
He will not fail you or forsake you
He will see to it
that all the work...
is finished correctly
"Do not be discouraged!"
We are charged with that many times through Scripture.
I think I've been discouraged, or getting discouraged again and again.
Yesterday I was introduced to some new music, and found some other music, and it blessed me.
Either last night, or this morning I had the thought, "I'm going to need to work hard to NOT be discouraged." And, thankfully, I had ideas, and the energy to be proactive--got up to exercise, to work out to a new playlist of songs I purchased and downloaded videos for yesterday.
I bought and am enjoying many songs from Michael W. Smith's new album Sovereign.
Here is the song Sovereign over us
I also considered Steven Curtis Chapman's Glorious Unfolding. The song Take Another Step is good for me, something I need to remember. I get overwhelmed, lost, confused, can't see my way through, or how what I am doing will be useful, and I get paralyzed and stop. No...I need to learn to just "take another step, and another step."
Thank You Lord, for breaking through to me in my discouragement. Thank You...glimpses of clarity and hope break through, come again and lift me...