Feeling Defeated

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 NKJV


A devotional for January 2nd through the 8th


Do you ever feel defeated? I know I do. Today is one of those days. Today I am struggling with my thoughts, my plans, my feelings. There are so many things I want to do but today, I feel as though I am not good enough. I feel as though I am blocked, afraid I can’t do the things I want to do or that I feel are important.

I know we all feel this way from time to time. We go through low times where we feel defeated, we have no hope. The reasons we feel this way could vary from simple to more complex, but they are always difficult for all of us.

At times like these, we need to turn to the One who promises us He is with us wherever we go, whatever we do. God says He is always with us. He wants us to have courage, to not be afraid. God wants us to move forward knowing He is there.

Today, and every day, when we are feeling defeated, like we just can’t go forward, we need to all remember God’s word and especially His promise. He is with us, always.

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