Name something more powerful than God. Can you? Can you name something half as powerful as Him, or 1/10 as powerful? How about 1/1000000000 as powerful. God is immeasurable in power and might. The word used to describe this is “omnipotence.”
Discouragement and fear may be two different things, but God puts them together here. They both keep us from moving forward. They make us stand still, either with a tired sigh or a gasp of fright.
God may speak to us in many ways, but the place we can always go to hear Him is the Bible. We can read about great things He has done, stories of those who trust Him, and instructions He has given us.