Cure Discouragement

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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.

Hear a 12-minute Billy Graham sermon on the cure for discouragement.

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.

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46 Comments

  1. Mark says:

    God gives me hope and encourage ment to face each day. Jesus is my Savior and helps me to live victoriously through trial and afflictions.

  2. Carol G. says:

    Dear Lord Jesus, when I look back on my past, especially the last several years, you allowed many sad circumstances to happen in my life. But, I want to praise you because each sad event helped me to grow stronger spiritually! Amen! My prayer is that my past discouragements, as well as those of believers now, will be a Godly example for others to learn from. Heavenly Father, please continue to allow me to encourage others who are discouraged as you have been so generous to me.
    Love in the precious name of Jesus.

  3. Gerry says:

    Discouragement is not fun and we all encounter seasons of it. I find that focusing on my countless blessings helps immensely to remove my occasional discouragement. I realize that I have so much to be thankful for when I think about it. Those things far outweigh anything I have to be discouraged about.

  4. John says:

    Dear Lord, you are amazing! You are always right on time. My heart is grateful and I do want to honor you in all things. Thank you, thank you!!

  5. Jacqueline Walker says:

    I really appreciate it that I was able to get the Bible app. It is very interesting to be able to read the words of the Lord. Amen, glory to God.