My friends, as Christ followers, we are sometimes discouraged, disheartened, demoralized, downcast and intimidated by the situations, circumstances and events of our lives. All these emotions we experience fall under the definition of being dismayed. I know this to be true because I find myself in the “dismayed” category more often than I care to admit.
When faced with these emotions, does it mean we are not walking with the Lord or have lost favor with Him – Not so.
In the Sovereignty of God, He knows you and I will be susceptible to these emotions in our Christian walk at one point or the other, so He provides us with words of comfort in Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
So, as we face our emotional, relational, spiritual, health, loss of loved ones, career, marital, financial, business and other areas that are causing us to be dismayed, we must embrace and hold on to the following truth to help us through:
- Don’t be afraid – Fear has a way of magnifying our situations. We must remember that we are not alone, God is with us and all we have to do is call upon Him in the time of trouble and He will come to our rescue and comfort us.
- Dont lose focus – Satan uses problems to intimidate us so we can focus on the mountains, taking our gaze off God. It is during these times; we must fight back with the word of God by choosing to listen to the voice of the good Shephard – Jesus not the voice of the enemy.
Christ follower, let the word of God drive out anything in your life that is causing you to be dismayed In Jesus Name, Amen. If you are currently not a Christ follower, with Him you can never lose – come.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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