by Charles R. Swindoll
You are my hiding place
and my shield;
I wait for Your word.
One of the greatest benefits to be gleaned from the Bible is perspective. When we get discouraged, we temporarily lose our perspective.
Little things become mammoth. A slight irritation, such as a pebble in a shoe, seems huge. Motivation is drained away and, worst of all, hope departs.
God's Word is tailor-made for gray-slush days.
It sends a beam of light through the fog. It signals safety when we fear we'll never make it through. Such big-picture perspective gives us a hope transplant, and within a brief period of time, we have escaped the bleak and boring and we're back at soaring. . . .
We can actually stand firm through discouraging times but only if we apply God's instructions.
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