Do you have a discouraged Heart?

“How are you feeling today?”, can be one of the worst questions someone can ask us, at least if we want to be honest with them.  We are taught to have the joy of the Lord, and to rise and shine as Christians, and never be down or discouraged as believers.  I am not sure about you, but this seems like a tall order to complete some days.  Our strength does come from the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10), but there are still days when life seems to grip our hearts and lives, and we become discouraged.

I have a saying that I use over and over in my life, “I NEED A POSTCARD.” To me a little postcard in the mail from a friend can be such a blessing.  It can tell me how they are doing, if they are on vacation, or maybe they just send a friendly hello with a verse of Scripture to encourage me.  A postcard always brings a smile to my face and brings a little joy.

When life gets me down and discouraged and my heart is heavy, I find myself asking the Lord to send me a postcard of hope, encouragement, direction, or whatever I think I need for that day.  Sometimes, I have asked for a certified letter instead, when things are really discouraging.

Is your heart discouraged today?  Do you need a postcard?  We need to be in the Word daily, to read and hear His words for us, and we need to be in prayer daily to share our hearts with Him.  You might say that this is to basic and yes, we already know to do this, but are we doing it?  Sometimes when our heart is discouraged, we have stepped away from the Word and prayer without realizing how far we have gone.

I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer 

(Psalm 17:6 NIV).

When I pray and then ask for a postcard, it is exciting to know that I will get one from the heavenly postal system.  It is always awesome to see the notes that He sends my way.

God is always moving in our lives.  We do not always see it at the time, and of course hindsight is 20/20.  We need to keep moving forward, and if we hit a road block of discouragement, ask for a postcard of direction, yell out for help, and wait for the heavenly mail system to deliver just what we need.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother

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