Heidi Koppen

In Ireland

Remembering Psalm 27 – Encouragement!

Last year I had Psalm 27:14 on my heart and I wanted it to be the theme of my year.

Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (Psalm 27:14 ESV)

It has been quite a journey this year – wow. Too much to even process. That might have contributed to struggles these last two months. In these months I’ve been brought down by discouragement and wanting to know God’s direction and to be sure I’m doing what He wants me to here. I gotta say, started to loose sight of the incredible hope and courage of my theme verse. I’ve been told that discouragement is one of satan’s sharpest tools here. I didn’t feel like I had much strength to pull out of it. Just to pray ‘I trust you God. I believe, help my unbelief.’

God is amazing.

Right in the middle of this weak and low place, He finally pulled things together for us to start a youth group! Great way to show me that I don’t need to take it all on my own shoulders. He’s drawing me out of this low place and this week I’ve finally been feeling more like myself. I could still use some prayer and encouragement I’m sure, but as I start to come out and catch fire/vision again – I feel so foolish to have lost sight even for a moment. Have you ever been there? This week I was blessed with the thought that I can’t mess up more than His strength, or His faithfulness or His mercy can overcome. He will bring back, heal, work through and carry me. He has such desire for your life too – just look to him. You on’t need to stay stuck.{Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! Psalm 27:14} You’re not alone.

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