Discouragement occurs when we shoulder our own worries, fears, and troubles–and then begin to collapse under the weight. But when you think about it, this approach to disregards God. It treats Him as though He were not worthy of our trust. Or worse, it treats Him as though he were not there for us at all. Is that really the approach you want to take?
Instead, let’s deal discouragement a death blow. How? By casting all our anxieties upon God because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).
Simple, right? But realize this–casting our anxieties on God takes a great deal of humility and trust. We have to be willing to give Him all of our cares–not just the ones we think we can’t handle ourselves . . . we have to give Him ALL our worries, fears, and troubles. When we do this we can shake off our discouragement and get back to what God has for us to do.
We have too much to do for the Kingdom to let discouragement distract us. We have a God who is willing to handle our worries, fears, and troubles. Remember 1 Peter 5:7. Give it to God!