“I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.” (Psalms 3:5-6)People in this world will judge/persecute us when we take a step of faith and begin proclaiming our love for Jesus Christ. The world will try to discourage us and convince us to doubt the Lord. The devil prowls like a hungry lion seeking to destroy and ONLY destroy, wanting to rob us of our joy and peace. Yet, the LORD is greater than all those lies that whisper around us. The ways of the world tell us give up for he can’t save you, but the Lord almighty says you are SECURE because of the hope you place in me. When the remarks and laughs started to get the best of me-I wanted to sink down to hide my face. But someone told me “No matter what. Never get discouraged .” It’s s a simple phrase, but that was a game-changer. Those words were what was weighing on my heart that I needed to be woken up with. Flee enemy, my Gods truth overcomes your lies! DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED when they make fun of you, but stand FIRM realizing that standing with God and being judged by the world is better than standing in the world and being judged by God. Do not become saddened over the things people say, when all that matters is what the lord says at the end of the day. When you’re riding on this ship that’s sailing towards the lord, people will attack from every side wanting nothing more than to sink you in fear-filled waters. But the LORD, our God,is a deliverer from that.NO fear shall take us down because our God is greater than anyone trying to strike us down. Lord, your Shepard staff comforts me in the presence of enemies. The lord is our safe retreat. The king above all kings.He’s the shield that extinguishes every flaming arrow the enemy throws. He gives peace and joy that overfills our cup, letting us laugh with no fear of the future and rejoice because he is SO good.HE is the answer to being fearless when fear tries to take ahold.HE conquered death and he can conquer any lie or attack the devil throws at us! He has won the victory! The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has NOT overcome it! Friends-never get discouraged!