It is easy to get discouraged when things go wrong, but we must not lose heart.

God is at work in the world, even in the midst of pain and trial. The next time your world is burning down, remember that it just may be a smoke signal to summon help. God has a positive answer for any negative thought we have: 

We say: “It’s impossible.”
God says: “All things are possible” (Luke 18:27). 

We say: “I’m tired.”
God says: “I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). 

We say: “I can’t do it.”
God says: “You can do all things” (Philippians 4:13). 

We say: “I’m not able.”
God says: “I am able” (2 Corinthians 9:8). 

We say: “It’s not worth it.”
God says: “It will be worth it” (Romans 8:28). 

We say: “Nobody really loves me.”
God says: “I really love you” (John 3:16). 

We say: “I can’t go on.”
God says: “My grace is sufficient” (2 Corinthians 12:9; Psalm 91:15). 

We say: “I can’t figure things out.”
God says: “I will direct your steps” (Proverbs 3:5–6). 

We say: “I can’t forgive myself.”
God says: “I forgive you” (1 John 1:9; Romans 8:1). 

We say: “I can’t manage.”
God says: “I will supply all your needs” (Philippians 4:19). 

We say: “I’m afraid.”
God says: “I have not given you a spirit of fear” (2 Timothy 1:7). 

We say: “I’m worried and frustrated.”
God says: “Cast all your cares on Me” (1 Peter 5:7).

We say: “I don’t have enough faith.”
God says: “My Word will give you faith” (Romans 10:17). 

We say: “I’m not smart enough.”
God says: “I will give you wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:30; James 1:1–5). 

We say: “I feel all alone.”
God says: “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

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