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Up and Down

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One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is discouragement. Discouraged people are steps away from despair. Without intervention, a discouraged person is likely to give up and give in to their problems.

God wants to encourage you. He encourages you through the promises and examples of His love and grace in the Bible. God wants to encourage you today through His Word.

David gave us many powerful words of encouragement in the psalms. Let’s take a look at one today found in Psalm 18:16, 17 (NIV) “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.” Also, note verse 19 of the same chapter, “He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”

David described a time when King Saul was hot and heavy on his trail. His life was on the line. He was in a very low place emotionally. But David cried out to God. In his discouraging situation, David looked to God for help. What did God do?

As David looked up, God came down! Not only was David rescued by God, he was also ushered into a new and bigger place of blessing. When God came down for David, everything changed for the better!

Are you discouraged about something? Keep looking up. Keep crying out to God. As you look up to Him, you can be sure that He will come down to help you!

Pastor Dale