Dispelling Discouragement

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you.  The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Deuteronomy 31:6, 8

*courage – the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, or pain

*strong – of great power or courage

*forsake – abandon, deny, reject or renounce

Never, not ever,

image by Tom Norvell

image by Tom Norvell

will our Father go.

What He has spoken,

is what will be so.

He says be not scared,

in fear; terrified.

His presence remains,

we won’t be denied.

He goes before us.

He makes plain our path.

He’ll stay beside us,

shield us from hell’s wrath.

Be not discouraged,

may His strength rise up.

Extend heart and hands,

and He’ll fill our cup.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in You we do not need to fear, for You are our Source of strength and courage.  Thank You that no matter what we do, You never leave nor forsake Your children.  Forgive us for being fearful and not relying on Your strength, and lead us to learn how to lean completely upon You.  Teach us to rise up and extend our hearts and hands to You, trusting that You will supply all that is needed to navigate each new obstacle.  May the strength and courage that we display in You, lead many in love to know what a faithful Father You are.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. I love this, Shannon–especially because, two nights ago I was praying that God would give me a heart of courage! And I’ve no doubt He’s already doing it! God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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