As long as we live, we will always be discouraged. And when we are discouraged, more often than not, we lose our perspective. It’s a sad occurrence but it’s true. People disappointed or irritated sometimes do or say things they don’t really mean. It’s takes a lot of effort and spirit to be calm and stand firm amidst all the pressure. We can’t do it on our own. You can’t. We need the Word of God to remind us to have a calm spirit and a still heart.
Look to God. Read the Word. If reading the Scriptures is what it takes to calm your spirit, do it. You have to.
You are my hiding place and my shield, I wait for Your Word. Psalm 119:114