August 24, 2021

by Kimberly Hobbs 

God in His word tells us clearly that we don’t need to be weighed down. When we are experiencing lack of hope, facing trouble, or have a bleak outlook on circumstances, please don’t give up.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” ( Matthew 11:28-30)
This scripture should lift some of your depressed hearts if you believe God’s Word is truth. If you are feeling down or discouraged, identify the causes and if that’s too difficult, ask God to reveal the causes to you. He will do this. It helps to know what you are fighting against. We must take our down-trodden thoughts to God in prayer and seek His answers in the truths of His Word.
I just read Psalm 91 and thought to myself the many who may be down and discouraged, should set a quiet time alone with God and read for themselves the chapter of Psalm 91. Focus on what God says there. In fact, all through the Psalms, you will hear of ways to combat depressive thoughts.
Psalm 34:17-18 reminds us “when the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
“Thank you Lord, your mercies are new every day!”
Ladies, take comfort knowing you do not suffer alone here in this place. There are many who will walk beside you you who are strong and faithful leaders of God.
Set your sights on God and draw strength from Him. Surround yourselves with believers who will speak life into you. Women World Leaders is a group that encourages you, strengthens you, and empowers you in our Lord.
We love you and pray for you all daily. If you need further encouragement or even prayer, please reach out to us on our website.