The Devil's Tool Of Discouragement

There’s a story that one day the devil was auctioning off his tools. He had a high price on them all: pride, laziness, arrogance, hate, envy, jealousy. But there was one tool with a sign under it: “Not For Sale.” It was a strange-looking tool about which someone asked, “What is that tool and why isn’t it for sale?”
“Well,” Satan whispered, “I can’t afford to get rid of that one! That’s my chief tool—discouragement. With this tool, I can pry open a heart, and once I’m there, I can do most anything I want.”
I want to tell you that next to ridicule, I believe that discouragement is the devil’s chief tool. I know that more damage can be done by discouragement than almost any other thing.
Did you know that if you’re not careful, even you can get discouraged? Do you want me to tell you why you get discouraged? I’ll give it to you in a nutshell—you’ve taken your eyes off God!
Deuteronomy 1:21c tells us, “Fear not, neither be discouraged.”
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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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