Discouragement is one of the many ways the devil attacks us and tries to bump us off

our stand on the Word of God. The devil can not make us fail if we refuse to relinquish

our hold on the Word of God. God tells us not to be afraid and to stand fast or hold

fast to His Word. He is not a man that He should lie and He never fails, never.

We can rejoice in the victory that was purchased for us through Christ Jesus.

So lay hold of the promises of God and declare the victory in Christ.

James 4:6. But he gives more grace; therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

8. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind.

Deuteronomy 1:21. Behold, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up, take possession, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has told you; do not fear or be dismayed.'

Gal:5:1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free,

and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Isaiah 41:10. Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Jeremiah 46:27. "But fear not, O Jacob my servant, nor be dismayed, O Israel; for lo, I will save you from afar, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid.

Psalms 55:22. Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Joshua 1:9. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

1Pe.5:6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due

time he may exalt you.

7. Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.

Malachi 4:2. But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise,

with healing in its wings. You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall.

He.10:35. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

36. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive

what is promised.

Psalms 37:4. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

1Thes:5:21. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

2Ti.1:13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, in faith

and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:14. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

Heb:10:23. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

2Cor:1:10. Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

Philippians 4:6. In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Heb:3:6. But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

1 Corinthians 13:7. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,

endures all things.

Hebrews 12:2. looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Philippians 4:8. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.