Discouragement tells you that you aren't enough. You aren't smart enough, strong enough, that whatever good you may try to walk out in your life, it will fail.
Discouragement kills. It's just a few steps away from despair, that hopelessness that tells you nothing is worth it...including you and your marriage.
Discouragement is NOT from God- He has created you for a purpose and a plan, to walk into the fullness and richness of your life like no one else. You were created to change the world through your life, your marriage and your family, to love people around you and reflect the Father's love to those around you. The enemy doesn't want you to do that, he wants to keep you captive and alone, living a small protected life. Pray boldly against any discouragement that keeps you from walking in the fullness of life with Jesus!
Lord Jesus, remove from me, my spouse and my family any discouragement that we may be feeling and that is coming against us in our lives. We want to know Your Word for our lives, we want to be encouraged by Your Word, to hear and know to be of good courage! In accordance with Your Word, which does not return void, we pray...
...that we will trust in You, Lord with all our heart, and we will not lean on our own understanding. In all our ways we will acknowledge You, and You will make straight our paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
...that we will not grow weary while doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ~ Galatians 6:9
...that we will wait on You, Lord; we will be of good courage, and You will strengthen our hearts. ~Psalm 27:14
...that Your grace is sufficient for us, for Your power is made perfect in our weakness; we will boast all the more gladly of our weaknesses, so that Your power, Jesus, may rest upon us. ~2 Corinthians 12:9
...that we will greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, we may be grieved by various trials. We pray that the genuineness of our faith, being much more than precious than gold that perishes, thought it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor and glory at the revelation of You, Jesus, whom having not seen, we love. Though now we do not see Him, yet believing, we rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of our faith, the salvation of our souls. ~ 1 Peter 1:6-9
...that though we walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive us. You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of our enemies, and Your right hand will save us. ~Psalm 138:7
...that we will be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, our request will be made known to You, God; and Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and mind through Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6-7
...we are confident of this very thing, that You, God, have begun a good work in us and will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 1:6
...thank You for commanding us to be strong and courageous. We will not be frightened, and we will not be dismayed, for You, Lord our God is with us wherever we go. ~Joshua 1:9
...that we will not let our hearts be troubled, because we believe in You, God and also in Jesus. ~John 14:1
...that while we may be hardpressed on every side, we are not crushed; we may be perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed, always carrying about in our bodies the dying of You, Lord Jesus, that in Your life may be manifested in our bodies. ~2 Corinthians 4:8-10
...that we will wait for You, Lord to renew our strength; we shall mount up with wings like eagles; we shall run and not be weary; we shall walk and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:31
For this reason, we bow our knees to You, Lord, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that You would grant us according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with might through Your Spirit in the inner man, that You will dwell in our hearts through faith; that we will be rooted and grounded in love and may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height, to know Your love, Jesus, which surpasses knowledge, that we may be filled with all the fullness of You, Lord. You are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to Your power in us, to You be the glory to all generations, forever and ever. AMEN!
What messages of discouragement are you battling? Don't receive them. Reject them, pray them away, combat them with the truth of God's Word!
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