Count It All Joy
Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Discouragement is one of Satan’s most effective weapons; he knows that if he can destroy our courage, we’ll be ineffective in accomplishing anything for MESSIAH!!
A divided mind will always be the result of discouragement, affecting every area of our lives and the decisions we make! No matter what we’re doing, it feels as if a dark cloud covers our entire thought life. Discouragement also leads to the “blame game,” where we feel a deep need to point a finger at someone else.
You may even want to blame GOD because He’s allowing these painful circumstances! Blame is always an empty activity; no healing ever came from blaming anyone else for your hardship!
James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience…
Blame and resentment will act like a cancer that will slowly spread and destroy your life! Let’s short circuit the work of Satan and pray to ABBA to cleanse our hearts!
Love & Blessings,
Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation