When I’m discouraged by circumstances,
I’m always confident of what’s best for me and those I love. ShepherdDave, leaning on his own understanding. My biggest need is not changed circumstances, but a changed heart: fresh conviction of the sin of independence: unbelief in His promise to work all things together for my good, and His glory: unbelief in the perfectness of His plan for me. Discouragement is not a picture of humility, but of evil, wicked pride.
–ShepherdDave, needing prayer for the Spirit to freshly convict, so he is transformed afresh to DumbSheepDave, so the pre-believers around him are wowed by his joy and peace in the face of rugged circumstances, or conclude he’s crazy for being so joyful and peaceful (please pray now)
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