Discouraged – The Fount Account

I have been discouraged lately.

In politics, social media, schools, and even in churches, cultural wars have broken out and I cannot picture how peace will prevail. Health issues with friends and family and issues related to disaffiliation compound the discouragement. I want to fix things that are mostly out of my control.

The thing is, I know that when I’m feeling this way, and it is affecting my emotional and physical health, I’m carrying things that are not mine to carry. I tell myself to “let it go”,  and “give it to God”, but my concern and sense of justice make it hard for me to do. I keep having to  “let it go” and “give it to God” over and over again.

While I was recently wrestling with God about where HE wants me to invest my attention, He led me to Psalm 37. I encourage you to read the whole chapter HERE, but below are a few verses that I am returning to when I need to remember that even when it doesn’t look like it, He is the one who is in control and he will lead to a far better outcome than I can picture.


3 Trust in the Lord and do good;


5 Commit your way to the Lord;

trust in him and he will do this:

6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,

your vindication like the noonday sun.


7 Be still before the Lord

and wait patiently for him;

do not fret when people succeed in their ways,

when they carry out their wicked schemes.


8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret—it leads only to evil.


23 The Lord makes firm the steps

of the one who delights in him;

24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,

for the Lord upholds him with his hand.


Trusting in Him,