“I will show her the pleasure of sin,” said the first.
“I will show her the pain of righteousness,” said the second.
But Satan was not pleased until the third said, “I will discourage her.”
“This is the best way to make her sin,” the Liar and Deceiver smiled, “Discouragement works best.”
I know this is true in my life. When I am discouraged, I am more likely to slip into bad thought patterns, wallow in self-pity, overlook my blessings, get irritable, and miss God’s purposes for my day.
Fortunately, when we're discouraged, we can avoid the pit of sin and despair by quickly turning our hearts and thoughts toward God.
“you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” Psalm 3:3
For more thoughts on discouragement, read these 1-Minute devotions:
Beatin' the Blues
Eat, Rest, Cry
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