DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED (POEM AND BIBLE VERSES)

Isn’t it awesome when God speaks to strengthen our hearts? We face many trying circumstances but He has promised that He will never leave nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). Let this short poem and the accompanying scriptures fortify and embolden you regardless of what you are going through. You are more than a comqueror in Jesus’ name.

Here is a poem accompanied by Bible verses to strengthen your heart. Click To Tweet

DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED
I am the Lord and I will say it again
I am what I am and I will be what I will be
You’ve been despised and borne a lot of pain
But I will turn things around as you hold on to Me
For no one trusts in and calls on My holy name in vain
So be strong and do not be discouraged by what you see

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017
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Scriptural references:

Isaiah 42:8 (KJV)
“I am the Lord: that is my name ….”

Exodus 3:14 (KJV)
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

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Jeremiah 30:17 (KJV)
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”

Isaiah 41:14 (NET Bible)
“Don’t be afraid, despised insignificant Jacob, men of Israel. I am helping you,” says the LORD, your protector, the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 41:14 & 15 (MSG)
“Do you feel like a lowly worm, Jacob? Don’t be afraid. Feel like a fragile insect, Israel? I’ll help you. I, GOD, want to reassure you. The God who buys you back, The Holy of Israel. I’m transforming you from worm to harrow, from insect to iron….”

Psalm 9:10 NIV
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

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Psalm 9:10 NET Bible
“Your loyal followers trust in you, for you, LORD, do not abandon those who seek your help.”

Isaiah 45:19 (NET Bible)
“I have not spoken in secret, in some hidden place. I did not tell Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain!’ I am the LORD, the one who speaks honestly, who makes reliable announcements.”

Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 26:4 (KJV)
“Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”

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115 comments

  • Ozor

    Wow… This is awesome. You spoke to me in a special way through this piece. Thanks a lot and God bless you!

  • Deborah

    Our God is really awesome. He never forsakes His children. Happy Sunday, ma!

  • Ozoemena Jennifer Adaobi

    Great piece, full of strength and encouragement…. Nice one ma

  • Chioma Onah

    God’s words remain true and the same. Therefore, we have nothing to be afraid of. He never abandons us in times of trouble. The Lord is always our succour. Nice piece Ma!

  • Okeleke loveth

    Thank God for these Bible passages. I am really encouraged. These words are real but our faith matters a lot. May God help us in Jesus name. Amen

  • Lillian Ogbobe

    Good comments from Chioma nd Ozor.. I will never be discouraged because my God is there to encourage me.. Nice piece ma.. U ve inspired me. .

  • Okereafor, Cynthia Uchechi

    This poem draws our attention to the fact God always cares for us and does not forsake us in troubles; He always encourages us to hold on.

  • Astrid

    Wonderful. Very uplifting poem. Will encourage many and give fresh hope.

    • Edith Ohaja

      I’m so happy to hear from you, my beloved Astrid. Thank God for the poem and may it do exactly what you have said. Showers of blessings on you and yours in Jesus’ name.

  • God bless you sister Edith with all family of our Heavenly Father !
    Amen.

    • Edith Ohaja

      God bless you and yours richly too, Teruyo, in Jesus’ name. Greetings to all our G+ family of believers.

  • Nedum Igbo

    Our God is able to keep us in every situation.
    As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noah’s time, when I vowed that the waters of Noah’s flood would never again cover the earth. In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you.
    Isa 54:9

    • Edith Ohaja

      Comforting scripture. Bottom line is God cares for us and we will do well to take that to heart.

  • OZURUMBA IHEANYICHUKWU GODWIN (Ph.D)

    Fabulous, God is faithful. His promises are always true.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Hello Iheanyi! Happy to hear from you. Our God is altogether lovely, as the scriptures say, and we have proven over and over in our lives. You are favoured in Jesus’ name.

  • OZURUMBA IHEANYICHUKWU GODWIN (Ph.D)

    splendid, really you spoke to me.

  • Otugo Lucky Joel

    Indeed God is always there for those who call on Him for help, just like what happened to me personally just at the beginning of this particular semester which I would have loved to share if not for the nature of posts here. That was really inspiring Ma.

  • Enwerem Chiamaka

    Do I feel like God has forsaken me? Not anymore. This beautiful piece reminded me of how much he cares. Thanks ma

  • Eze chinyere chidera

    Very encouraging! Your skills are indeed amazing!!!

  • okeke chisom

    Ma, you really spoke to me through this lovely poem, now i know he truly is an awesome God

  • nwankwo amanda

    we must never get discouraged, even though its easy to become discouraged. Relying on God would always put us through as stated here, God’s care and love for us lasts forever

  • Akuma Victor

    Ma u just said it all, Christ in us the hope of salvation, cast all your burdens on him and let him do what he knows how to do best, but then we still have to play our role as his children.

    You do excite me with your write-ups and words of encouragement..Thumbs up!

  • This is my best poem. the word of God gives strength to the weak and hope to the hopeless, so why should I be discouraged when I know he is always by my side?

  • Ibeh chiamaka

    This is an inspirational poem. The devil would always try to put obstacles on our way but we shouldn’t be distressed or discouraged because God is always on time to make a way for us. All you need do is call upon him in the time of trouble.

  • Mbata Jemita Chiemika

    Actually ma I would say your a God’s sent. Giving hope and courage to the hopeless through your writings, U have done a great job and I pray that God will give you the grace to move on with your work.

  • God bless you abundantly, for your poem is very touching and encouraging, it reminds me that with God, I am not alone, he is my Lord and saviour, RIDE ON!

  • juliet

    God is always faithful

  • Agu Ginika Rebecca

    This is really an encouraging write up with every assurance of hope by God and that he has our interest at heart. this shows that God cares about us and urges us not to lose focus or hope that he is always there for us. you can touch lives, ma, with your posts. God bless you.

  • Eze Levi Ifeanyi

    Trust and love the Lord and do what ever that pleases you.

  • okoro nneoma anna

    this piece fills me with assurance that God totally has our backs.

  • Agugbua Chisom

    God is indeed awesome. He is always there to cater for our needs whenever we call on him. He never forsakes us and he will always be what he says he is. This is an awesome piece, ma.

  • Iroegbu Amarachi

    Do not be discouraged is a poem which tries to tell us not to give up even when all hope seems lost because our God is ever the same and never changes. He is loving and always eager to pull us up no matter the circumstances. It is a short and thrilling piece.

  • Dike Gerald Osinachi

    This post reminds us that difficulties must come to us. But God promises that He is with us. Only this promise gives me strength and hope. Yes, I am not alone in any difficulty as well as you. Thanks a lot.

  • IGWE JOSHUA TOCHUKWU

    Amen o, ma. God knows our problems and only needs us to call on him, trust and hope on him, clinging unto him for he always answers.

  • ogbodo somtochukwu

    beautiful arrangement
    nice rhyme
    wondaful message
    am blessed by this ma
    GOD BLESSS YOU, MA!

  • Mbagwu Henry Ugochukwu

    When circumstances make us drop in consternation, God knows for He is the Lord and we should call on him.

  • ojimadu kingsley

    God has a plan for everyone. so one shouldnt let trials and tribulations discourage oneself. Believe in God he will see you through

  • Ogidi gift uzoma

    Wow…….You can touch lives, ma, with your posts. God bless you.

  • ushie joana

    A very inspirational and motivational message…keep up the good work Ma!

  • Anyalewechi Chinaza Victory

    No matter the situation, we should not be discouraged because He that started this good work in our life will finish it.

    • Blessing obidudu

      God’s love for us can ever change we just have to hold on to Him with everything we got for he will never forsake us!.

  • ayogu lovina chinenye

    This poem is just like a food to the soul and may God through this passage of this poem comfort our soul and strengthen our faith amen.

  • Onwusonye Promise

    When God is with us, difficulties are stepping-stones for our good. May we be courageous because we can never be overcome even when we are almost overpowered. Thanks for this didactic poem!

  • Bessong Faith Ada

    It’s easy to be discouraged but we must remember that we have the Lord on our side. The world holds a lot of things that may be very depressing, especially for youths within my age group who commit suicide when they feel enormous depression ranging from stress and other things associated with it. Thank for this!

  • Chantal Nwoye

    This means a lot to me, wow! I have really learnt that so long as i turn to the lord; He would always be by my side , holding my right hand and leading me in the path of righteousness and away from harm.

  • Emmanuel Gerald

    This post got me feeling like one engaged in a direct personal conversation with my loving, heavenly Father. Situations that tend to make us lose hope and trust in God are bound to arise, but our God in his infinite mercy and benevolence beckons on us to remain steadfast and unmoved by ‘what we see’.

  • Chukwuma CHEKWUBE Jennifer

    God said that he will never leave us in time of trouble. So we call on him whenever we need help and he is there to answer us.

  • Ezeh Onyekachukwu c

    God said in his word that we should knock and the door will be opened. God, please I ask for your grace in all trying situations. I love this poem.

  • Ugwuda Mathew .e

    Wow! This is really a motivational, inspiring and educating poem. God is really awesome, I believe that any one who believes in him shall never be alone. I also believe in his word that he shall not forsake us in times of need because he he has told us not to be discouraged, promising that he will always be there for us.

  • Ogbu Nkiruka Gloria

    This is actually God telling us to be strong, never to lose hope and trust in Him no matter the challenges we are going through in life.

  • AKOGWU ANN CHIDIMMA

    Psalm 9:10 NIV “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” I am in love with this quotation of the bible, this gingers the heart of those who trust in the lord, motivational post indeed!.

  • Juliet

    God forever remains the same. There is no mountain impossible for us to climb…no situation impossible for us to handle….only if we accept him into our hearts and allow him to help us.

  • Euphy Chirst

    God never forsakes his people, he always listens to the voice of his seed.

  • Obasi Kosiso

    This is a short-energizing poem. It directly spoke to me and has laudably bolstered my debilitated hope. Glory to God!

  • Abutu, Charity Nebechi

    this is telling us that with God all things are possible.

  • AGWU Tochukwu Frank

    God is capable of changing every unpleasant situations in our lives. I’m motivated ma.

  • OKAFOR CHIAMAKA MIRACLE

    : This indeed is an encouragement to me, especially the bible verses, they are inspiring.Josh.1 vs. 9 says that God has commanded us to be strong and courageous therefore there should be no space for fear since it’s a command.

  • Thank you for blogging for Christ, and getting me in the holy word today!!

  • This poem is in line with what God tells us always, he said be strong and take courage, do not fear or be dismay. he knows every thing about us even our deeps secrets.

  • Abugu Nkemjika

    The words you use have a way of sinking into one’s heart. Continue winning souls for God. Nice work, ma.

  • Abugu Chinazom

    I’ve always had reasons to TRUST God completely, wholey, entirely. No matter how turbulent the storm may seem, he’s always there to rescue me. I just can’t love God less!
    May his name be praised forever. Amen.

  • Amarachi Deborah Ugwu

    And this peom just renewed my courage and my hope in him. knowing he is still with me even under the storm makes me fearless of the evil one. God keep blessing you ma

  • Ebreso Benjamin Bassey

    A powerful package aired through the means of a single stanza. whatever challenges we may face, we should endeavour to resist getting downed by those existing threats and one way to achieve this, is with courage.

  • nwafor chukwudalu franklin

    the lord is assuring us of strength if we come before him, if we trust in him and believe in his words all you need to do is to open your hearts and accept him and holds on to him

  • Joseph Edidiong

    Thank you so much ma for these words of encouragement. I would not be discouraged because I know that He is in control and is faithful to His words

  • DIM CHIKODIRI VIVIAN

    As i trust in God, he will turn the table around for my sake, HE alone will change my story. I believe in HIM, HIM alone. I will never be discouraged neither will I fear because I know my FATHER. No matter the situation, i will never feel that am alone because HE is always with me in all situation. NICE ONE.

  • Jackreece Princess Daeregoba

    Great! God would never disappoint us and that’s one thing every individual should have in mind.
    There are a lot of reasons to trust God. He is our father and would never let us down

  • Ibe Chinwe Cynthia

    God is a miracle worker. It it often said that difficult times are what successful people use as refence when talking about God’s goodness in their lives. Truly, we should never be discouraged. Often times, the toughest stage is the final stage but we never get to find out until the race is completed.

  • Eze, Nnenna Victoria

    God is Courage itself so no need of worries because he Will always be there for us.

  • Akwara Agatha Uchechi

    God has a plan for us. Only thoughts of peace and not of evil. So we should never be discouraged because he always hears us.

  • Odo Collins Nnaemeka

    Your interest in this world is to accomplish ur mission as been planned by your creator….Nice one MA, keep it up.

  • Nwabuike Onyinyechi

    In all you do, never be discouraged… Always remember that God has a plan for you.

  • Ugwu Ikenna

    This poem reminds me of the scripture that says.. ” And lo, Im with you, even until the end of the age”. Thank you ma’am

  • It is an awesome poem, accompanied and enriched with bible verses to enable a believer to cope and hope. Jesus! I love the poem, it was obtained from different verses in the bible and it strengthens my soul to be strong and hope in God

  • CHINAWAEZE OLISAEMEKA

    Courage is a strong weapon which is imperative to one’s life. Whenever I remember one man in life, I’m always courageous no matter the hardship, challenges etc. I always trust in him. His name is our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The resurrection of christ is our hope.For he says,”this things have I told you so that you that in me , you will have piece, in the world, you will receive tribulations, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world”.

  • Venessa Stephen

    Thank you for this piece
    This world is full of trial and temptation
    but we should never be discourage because we have a God, who is alive and he is our friend and he cares for us.
    Someday, is gonna be ok

  • Sugbaza Benjamin victor

    What an awesome piece… Spoke directly to my heart.. Thank you ma, the lord is really using u to touch lives

  • Abugu faith Chinecherem

    Amen. Atimes in life we are discouraged but this poem tells us to trust in God. God has not changed and will not change, He is still the God of Isaac, Jacob and Abraham, the God that led the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, so why then do we fear when he said we should trust in Him?

  • God will turn things around, do not be discourage. God loves us, even when we are sinking, just don’t lose your grip on him, because he cannot forsake you.

  • Ijoma Chisom Jessica

    I thank God for this piece, for me it is timely!! Nothing is as encouraging as the word of God, with all the rich promises God made available in it for our edification…

  • Ifunanya Chukwuemeka

    This is a poem of encouragement to me. Thank u ma for allowing God to use u.

  • Thank you ma for this peom . Thank you for the encouragement through this piece.

  • Ezeh Blessing

    For the plans he has for me are of good and not of evil for that I am not discourage. I will keep my head up because the holy one of Israel never slumber nor sleep. Thank you ma for this wonderful post.

  • Blessing obidudu

    God’s love for us cannot change, we just have to serve Him in truth and in spirit and never let go of His word. He will never forsake us or leave us to shame.

  • Oma

    It feels good know that someone is at your back or watching over you.
    Knowing that God is here for me and I shouldn’t be discouraged is one of the best feelings .

  • Uzor Victoria

    No matter how frustrated, disappointed and discouraged we may feel in the face of our failures, it’s only temporary. And the faster you can stop wallowing in guilt, blame or resentment, the faster you can put it behind you.

  • No matter the trials and tribulations you are going through never loose hope or be discouraged, God never fore sake those who have faith and trust in him run to him for help he will come to you rescue, He is the God of impossibilities . Thank you ma for this motivational post.

  • Theophilus Blessing

    I will not be discouraged for I know he is with me always. Thank you God for all your promised to us.

  • Eze martins Tochukwu

    The lord is always with us in every point of our life; in our trials, happiness, joy and pain. So we should not be discourage for he is who he is and always care for us and will help us in our different situations.

  • Eunice

    Nice one ma.
    Those that trust in the Lord will never trust in vain.
    Thanks for that poem ma.

  • Chioma Christy Agbaraka

    I will not be discouraged because the lord will never leave nor forsake me. Even when it seems all hope is lost, i would stand firm and keep believing in a miracle.

  • Chinelobi Treasure Oluchi

    I will hold on and not quit on God because I am convinced that His timing is perfect.

  • Psalm125:1say those who trust in the Lord are like mount zion which can be more. Put your trust in him and never be discouraged because he is always there for you.

  • Okafor chidinma Josephine

    I believe and trust in God because he never fails,with God all things are possible

  • Njoga Izuchukwu

    That our physical protection (intelligent and skill) work for us is because our Lord Jesus Christ is with us. their is one igbo proverb that says onye nche na eche na nkiti ma o buru na Jesus echeghi obodo.

  • Chukwunwenwa Chinenye

    This poem is a soft reminder that God never forsakes us. Even when we don’t deserve his mercy, he never abandon his children.
    It feels good to know that he got our back covered. With this, I’ll never be discouraged not matter the trials and tribulations that might come my way, I strongly believe that God never fails.

  • Adiukwu Desire

    I don’t think I anything can discourage me because I know my saviour. He said to me in Psalm 34:4 that I should delight myself in him and he will grant me the desires for my heart. This is my testimony.

  • Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go . this has been my encouragement. The Lord is my Light and my salvation,, of whom shall I be afraid..

  • Agwu Tochukwu Frank

    When it is done on me, then I remember this song’ I’m not the one that hold the Rock but the Rock holds me’ I will be encouraged immediately because I’m not alone.
    God bless you MA

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