I have found it so easy to get discouraged in the blogging world, especially if something happens and you are not able to blog regularly. Whenever I stop blogging, even if just for a day or two, regardless of the reason, I find it hard to start back again. I'm a routine person and when my routine gets thrown off, I get overwhelmed and discouraged. Are you like that? I recently found out that we are expecting our 3rd child in July and that has completely thrown me off my normal routine. The morning sickness and constant sleepiness have been making it hard to follow my regular scheduled activities and routines. I haven't even posted here since November 18! That's horrible, please forgive me.
So what do I do when I get discouraged? I go to the Lord.
Some of my favoriate Bible verses that deal with this issue are:
- "And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight." Joshua 10:25
- "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9
- "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest." Joshua 1:9
It's important to remember that whenever you get discouraged, you are not alone. You have the Lord and the help and support of the Faithful Bloggers community.
How do you deal with discouragement with your blog?