Dr. David Jeremiah Turning Point 1st February 2023
TURNING POINT DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR 1 FEBRUARY 2023 BY DR DAVID JEREMIAH
Welcome to David Jeremiah Devotional, an American evangelical Christian author, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. Read and digest the word of the lord for today and see how powerfully it will impact you. God bless you.
Today’s Topic: Fighting Giant Despair
Scripture: The Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged. Deuteronomy 1:21
Recommended Reading: 2 Peter 1:1-4
It’s natural to become discouraged, but it’s unhealthy to stay that way. Satan loves to utilize the giant of discouragement to cast down our faith and progress. John Bunyan called it Giant Despair in his timeless classic The Pilgrim’s Progress, and it imprisoned Christian until he found the Key of Promise in his clothing.
If Giant Despair has you in his dungeon today, remember you have the key to escape. It’s inside your Bible, found in one of the hundreds of promises God has given you. For example, you can claim Joshua 1:9, which says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (NIV).
Discouragement is the temptation to evaluate your momentary circumstances apart from the overarching plan of God for your life. God is a God of encouragement. As soon as you become discouraged, cry out to Him in prayer and ask for His help. God wants to hear your prayers, even when discouraged. He will answer and bring encouragement to your heart.
Discouragement can be defeated only when the full truth of everything that is for us confronts and conquers the half-truth of fear and despair.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Leviticus 14 – 15