Memory Verse: “… Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”
~ Matthew 16:23
Doubt ~ this is something that I struggle with all of the time. I’m not good enough. Whatever I do is wrong. I can’t do anything right. Why would anyone want me as a friend. Doubt is a very powerful thing! It is so easy to become discouraged and depressed. I know this is not how the Lord would have me to be, but it so hard sometimes. When it seems that everything you do is criticized by someone else, it makes you feel, “Why do I even bother? I apparantly can’t do it right ~ so why bother?”
I know in my heart that this is a tool the devil uses to bring God’s children down. If he can get discouragement and depression into the heart of one of God’s children, then he is happy. When this happens we tend to be more focused on ourselves rather than on the Lord. Instead of asking for the Lord to help me, I try to find a solution myself – and 9 times out of 10, I fail miserably!!!!
Why do I keep doing this to myself? Why do I keep beating myself up over these things? God is always there to help me. Even when no one else understands (or even cares), He does! God doesn’t want me to feel miserable all of the time. He wants me to be happy and full of joy! He wants me to bring my doubts to Him and leave them there. He wants to take care of me, and help me get through my everyday tasks, no matter how mundane they may be. Thank you Lord for always being there!!