Demoralization is Part of the Game

If you are stressed about the destruction, deception, and depravity in the world, realize that demoralization is part of the devil’s game, too. So, mind your reaction. Yes mourn, yes be angry, yes cry out to God, yes petition your government for a redress of grievances, but don’t be cast down. There’s a difference.

2 Corinthians 7:10 says,

“…godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.”

Additionally, I consider how Paul’s sense of, holding his earthly life loosely, motivated him to love, not resignation, or anger, or depression. He said, “I have the desire to depart and be with Christ – which is far better – but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.” (from Philippians 1:23-24)

I also consider how the commander Joab rebuked King David after the defeat of Absalom (2 Samuel 19:5-7). I must say there are many, many layers to that story, a story in which nobody was without blame, but what I want to extract here is the essence of the rebuke: the people need you, David, to stand up with them and for them.

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