Discouragement: The Enemy’s Greatest Attack…
When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?” 3Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they are building—even a fox climbing up on it would break down their wall of stones!”
We can feel discouragement and do not know how we will recover when we see those things taken from us that are valuable in our lives.
Discouragement comes in many different forms. We need to look to God to teach us and speak to us as we go through those difficult times.
The enemy will come to get you to feel less motivated, less confident, less optimistic. We all have to go through these things. However, at the end of the day, what do you do? We are to go to God and let Him lift you up.
When the enemy tries to make you discouraged it is because he is powerless to do anything else. Put your faith in the bible. When discouragement comes you have something to fall back on; something to keep you lifted up.
Stay true to what God is telling you to do. He will expose what is going on so that you know how to pray. God will also frustrate those that are discouraging you. All of the enemy’s plans will not prevail.
Go back and see the victory that you will find by knowing Him and seeing what God has done!