When I Am Discouraged

by Francine Rodriguez
It seems like I give my all and yet no one appreciates what I do. I seem to always be shot down just when I feel that I am making some progress in my life.
We read in 1 Samuel 30 that David felt the same way but he discovered that sometimes we just have to learn how to encourage ourselves in the Lord. David and his men had returned home to Ziklag to find that the Amalekites had been there and they had raided and burned the city of Ziklag. But the worst was that they had taken all the women, their sons, and daughters and all that were there, young and old captive.  Read more…