When we are traveling on our spiritual journeys or our physical journeys, we shouldn't be defeated. God is with us. He is ready to guide us and assist us in our growth and learning. When we know that God is with us, we should follow the advice in I Thessalonians 5:16: We should rejoice always! Even when times seem lean and less than our expectations, God has given much to each of us. Rejoice! Always rejoice!
Don't be defeated. Rejoice in what God has given you!
I thank You and praise You for all that I have been given! Please continue to guide me and remind me to rejoice! In Jesus' name I pray, amen.