David Jeremiah — Slaying the Giant of Discouragement
Go forth in faith to face foes greater and mightier than ourselves. Giants great and tall. Giants cunning and cruel. But let us not run from the battle. Run to victory for our God goes before us as a consuming fire that we may fight the giant of fear, destroy the giant of discouragement, be liberated from loneliness, win over worry, guard ourselves from guilt, tame the giant of temptation, attack anger, disarm doubt when we feel overtaken, and find freedom in defeating failure.
Our God will slay the giants in the land and bring them down before us. Through his power, we shall try drive them out and destroy them quickly as the Lord has promised us. Do not be afraid, our God will be with us. He will empower us. We can defeat our giants. We can win the battle. We can live victoriously.
How many of you know what happens when you get discouraged? You get so inward, you get your own little pity party and you think the whole world is against you, and you really get down and you forget of all the other things out there that you have something to offer to people.