HPN Discouragement & Despair Devotional

Day 2 of 7 • This day’s reading



"Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference." Charlie Chaplin

"Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith."  Christopher Fry

PRAY:   Dear God, will You fill me with confidence in You, in Your promises, Your love, protection, wisdom, and Your perseverance, so that I will be fulfilling Your will every day, every hour of my life. Thank You for Your rich rewards when I am faithful and that I WILL receive what You have promised me, because Your word is true and never-changing. I don't want to throw away my confidence, but persevere through any storm, set-back or disappointment, because I have put my faith in You. Amen and Amen.

REFLECT: Where does your confidence come from? Or, do you struggle with insecurity? If so, maybe that's because your confidence is not in Him, but in yourself, and you can never feel that you are good enough, strong enough, smart enough, or wise enough. Focus on building your confidence in Him and then you will see how He is richly rewarding you for your trust in Him.

ACT: Ask the Lord to help the Christians in the media to be salt and light to those around them and not to get discouraged, especially in hard times, times of no work, or days of rejection. Would you pray that they know God's will and they will keep persevering until they receive what God has promised them? Your prayers can change their lives, and their lives in the media can change the world.