I get discouraged. Do you?
It’s ironic because the source of this discouragement and frustration is often my most intimate times with God. In those times when I am truly focused on him, rather than myself, I see his holiness and majesty, his greatness, more clearly. It’s wonderful.
Later, I find myself repeating the same mistakes, facing the same struggles, and… I get discouraged. I lose courage.
God understands. So did David. David was a mighty man of God, his anointed king. David celebrated and worshiped God. He was a warrior. He also knew fear and failure.
In Psalm 103, I find peace and reassurance through the words of David. They combat my own discouragement. I hope they help you as well. Please read the entire chapter, but here are the two verses that are so meaningful to me.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.