E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett

B. Childress
May 07 2012

When you feel discouraged, remember Jeremiah’s experience.  He was perhaps the most discouraged man in the entire
Bible.  First, he cried out,
“O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived:…I am in derision daily, every one
mocketh me”
(Jeremiah 20:7).  He was so discouraged, he made a firm decision never to speak the Lord’s name again.  
But Jeremiah had been nourished by the Word of God, and that indwelt Word began to take unusual effect.  
“But his
word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones…”
(verse 9).  The word produced a “burning fire” within
Jeremiah, such that he could remain quiet no longer.

That is what the Word will do in your life.  It will create what I call “holy heartburn.”

When you are discouraged, don’t dare consult with your feelings, your circumstances, or how things are going for you.  
Live only by the Word of God.  This is how Jesus said to live a Christian life:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”
(Matthew 4:4).  You’ll never be discouraged if you allow the Word
to prevail and to have free course.  (See Acts 19:20; II Thessalonians 3:1.)

When you are plagued by the memory of past sins, failures, mistakes, or disappointments, heed God’s directive by
“forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” (Philippians 3:13).

Satan specializes in robbing us of initiative by subtly reminding us of any dismal details from the past.  Yet we can count
on these glorious facts:

    …The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.  (I John 1:7)

    As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  (Psalm 103:12)

God specializes in giving each of us a new start.  Accept the Lord’s forgiveness of your past misdeeds, and be sure to
forgive yourself, as well.

When you become bored with life, focus your attention on Jesus, God’s incredible gift.  Jesus Christ offers you
abundant life (see John 10:10), unspeakable joy (see I Peter 1:8), the fullness of grace (see John 1:16), and peace that
surpasses all human understanding (see Philippians 4:7).

When you are weary and life seems irksome, dull, and humdrum, act on this promise:

    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall
    run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  (Isaiah 40:31)

The Bible has the answer for every problem.  Study God’s Word and discover His sure answers, which will help you to
overcome anything you may face.


KEYS TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.