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Read This If You Feel Discouraged

One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was grieve over what I wanted. Sounds crazy, right? Believe it or not, grief is not just a time period reserved for you when you lose a loved one.

Grief is something you experience when you don’t receive the position you were promised.

Grief can occur when you realize you don’t look how you use to look.

Grief can occur when you realize you’re not getting married at 25.

Grief can occur when you realize that the promotion you worked for isn’t all you thought it would be.

Grief can occur after you deliver your rainbow baby.

Grief can occur when you realize that the life you prayed for isn’t the life God wants for you.

The enemy loves to use grief to taint our perspective. Honestly, some of our griefs are too personal to vocalize aloud. For some, it’s embarrassing. To others, it’s just too hard to process.

Unfortunately, unprocessed grief can turn into silent sadness. Trust me, it’s one thing to be discouraged publicly and it’s another thing to be discouraged behind closed doors. The enemy loves for us to wallow in that headspace because in that pit of discouragement, the enemy has access to our expectation.

Out of nowhere, you’ll realize that you don’t trust God like you use to. You don’t get excited like you use to. You don’t love your job like you use to. You don’t smile as often. You don’t laugh as hard. You become distant. Tears become your primary form of communication with God. Understandably, the pit of discouragement is a difficult place to find your way out of.

But, what if I told you that God was going to give you strength to believe again?

What if the first step to your breakthrough requires you to release every person & thing that you cannot change?

What if you’ve been wrong? What if all of the letdowns, the missed calls, the bounced checks, the loneliness, the pain, and the tears were all apart of God’s design?

I have a better question, what would happen if you chose to believe God again?

What if we started to believe that God is as good as he says he is?

I know this goes completely against the thoughts in your mind that tell you to give up, but...what if?

I don’t know your situation and I don’t know your story, but I’m praying for you to believe again.

I’m starting to believe that God knows what he’s doing. I’m starting to believe that I don’t have everything figured out. And, guess what? I don’t have to.

All I have to do is believe.

All YOU have to do is believe.

It’s all coming together.✨

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1 MSG

“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see...”.


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