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Facing Disappointment and Discouragement

September 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Monthly Articles, Today's Devotion

Trust in ChariotsWhere do you go when your life’s circumstances seem to overwhelm You? To whom do you turn when you’re facing disappointment and discouragement? If you’re like most people, the first thing you think about is calling a friend, one who will listen and offer a sympathetic ear.

Have you ever wondered why we turn to man rather than to God in times of need? Could it be because we’re like those the Psalmist wrote about, trusting in horses and chariots rather than in the name of our God.

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7)

We look for a quick fix. We need a fast answer. We want to see in the natural what is purposed to happen in the spiritual realm. We see the circumstances with our natural eyes rather than our spiritual eyes which leads us to look for a natural solution rather than a spiritual one. We look for our help to come by way of man; we look for ways to escape the situation rather than position ourselves to glorify God in it and through it. We trust in artificial means of protection while God has covenanted with us to provide genuine and supernatural protection.

Oh, that we would begin to look to God for our help, to be content in our circumstances until we see His hand move on our behalf. We need to run to Him, not our friends or family members, when we’re in trouble or being pursued by the enemy. We live in a fast-paced world where answers are often at our fingertips, but we are to look to God who has fought our battles for us and already won for us the victory. Remember that God is omnipotent. He was all powerful yesterday. He is all powerful today. And, His power is already manifest in our tomorrows.

Father, forgive me for trusting in man rather than trusting You considering all that you’ve already done yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Help me remember to run to You in times of need, to look to You for answers rather than looking for answers everywhere else. Father, thank you for providing for my every need through your Name—the Name which is above every Name! And, thank you for being my Victorious Lord. Thank You for going before me and making a way for me, for Your awesome provision, protection, and promise of victory through the Blood. In Jesus name and for His glory, Amen and Amen.

“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” (Psalm 61:1-3)

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