Posts Tagged ‘The God of Angel Armies’

Do NOT Be Discouraged

October 26, 2013

Deuteronomy 31:8The 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.

Do NOT be discouraged or afraid
The Lord Himself goes before to prepare the Way
He hems you in
He both precedes and follows you
He is both your vanguard and rearguard 
-Ps139:5;Is52:12
He is right there with you
He has laid His hand upon you
NEVER will He leave or forsake you!

The LORD is my light and my salvation{deliverance}—whom shall I fear? The Lord protects my life!—of whom shall I be afraid? -Ps27:1

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Rely on the Lord! Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.
Rely on the Lord!
-Ps27:13-14

Word Study.From NetBible Dt 31:8

  • leave[07503] = fail, forsake, withdraw{His presence}
    *from [07495] = to heal, cure, mend repair, make whole
  • forsake[05800] = depart from, desert, abandon, loose{let go of}
  • discouraged[02865] = afraid, terrified, broken, shattered

From NetBible Ps 139:5

  • hem[06696] = enclose, beset, hedge

From NetBible Ps 27:1,13-14

  • *The psalmist is confident of the Lord’s protection & asks for vindication.
    *“the Lord [is] my light and my deliverance.” “Light” is often used as a metaphor for deliverance and the life/blessings it brings. See Pss 37:6; 97:11; 112:4Isa 49:6; 51:4Mic 7:8.
    *Another option is that “light” refers here to divine guidance(see Ps 43:3) – Divine deliverance will in turn demonstrate the Lord’s faithfulness to His people.
  • rely[06960] = to wait, look eagerly for, hope, expect

The Lord Himself encloses and protects you
His divine presence preserves{heals, makes whole} 
His light, His divine guidance and deliverance
Demonstrate His faithfulness to His people
Great is His faithfulness!
Rely on the Lord!
Do NOT be discouraged!

Related:
NEVER Give Up! {You are my all in all}
Cast Your Burden