Cure Discouragement

By   •   October 25   •   Topics:


Discouragement is nothing new. Many of the great Bible characters became discouraged. Moses in the Sinai desert; Elijah when he heard Jezebel was searching for him to take his life; and David when his son Absalom rebelled against him. It is as old as the history of man.

There is often a cause for discouragement. It comes many times when we don’t get our way, when things don’t work out the way we want them to. Discouragement is the opposite of faith. It is Satan’s device to thwart the work of God in your life. Discouragement blinds our eyes to the mercy of God and makes us perceive only the unfavorable circumstances.

I have never met anyone who spent time in daily prayer, and in the study of the Word of God, and was strong in faith, who was ever discouraged for very long.

Prayer for the day

Lord, when I am discouraged, take away the blindness of my wavering faith. You are with me always. Forgive my ungrateful heart.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published but you will receive our next BGEA ministry update. You can opt out of future emails at any time.


  1. Anitiya says:

    Oh Lord give us the ability not to be discouraged but have faith in all circumstances.

  2. Steve Otterbein says:

    If I may offer a bit different thought: Yes, God’s Word and the in dwelling Spirit of God are our sources of encouragement; but is is most often another believer who is a true friend – who comes alongside and patiently listens, who does not judge, who doesn’t merely quote scriptures or recommend resources as ‘answers’ to another’s situation who truly encourages the down-hearted. It behooves us all to step outside ourselves and be aware of others who need this kind of sincere caring.

  3. Kimberly Butler says:

    Thank you Pastor Billy Graham,I was asking the Lord to not give up on me,even though I serve him and love him I feel like I fall short in so many ways. I needed this word today, you are such a blessing.

  4. David Morgan says:

    As an encourager, this word is such a great blessing.. Many thanks and God bless all at Billy

  5. Carolyn Lynd says:

    Thank you and Franklin for being involved and praying for our Nation. Your encouragement and involvement in this election is greatly appreciated. God Bless You.

  6. Gerard says:

    I am hit by one discouragement after another. I ask the Lord for relief, only to be hit by another bout of discouragement. My joy of hope lasts a short time.

  7. Ashley Duff says:

    Thank you so much! I most definitely needed this. I have been discouraged for a while.