From today's study: Discouragement destroys hope, so naturally the devil always tries to discourage us. Without hope we give up, which is what the devil wants us to do. The Bible repeatedly tells us not to be discouraged or dismayed.
When discouragement or condemnation tries to overtake you, examine your thought life. What kind of thoughts have you been thinking? Remember you become what you think.
New International Version (NIV)
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.