Today as I was changing Bethel, I told her that this weekend we’d work on potty training. She responded, I don’t like going potty. Well, aside from a brief few days where she was highly motivated, I’ve noticed that lately she has seemed pretty discouraged about the process. She tries, but nothing happens. Repeated failure in any task is a sure exercise for discouragement. So, because my daughter needed it*, I decided to read what the Bible says about discouragement.
Galatians 6:9 Be not weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap if you faint not.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
We talked a little bit about these verses. I don’t know how much she understands, but I know I needed those words today. God’s amazing grace: that he would give me words to preach that ministered to my own heart.
* Irony: I’ve been discouraged enough not to work on potty training for awhile now.