The Nature of Discouragement | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Learn: Psalm 16:7-11

I’ll reward the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night time my coronary heart instructs me.
8I hold my eyes at all times on the Lord.
With him at my proper hand, I cannot be shaken.

9Due to this fact my coronary heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my physique additionally will relaxation safe,
10as a result of you’ll not abandon me to the realm of the lifeless,
nor will you let your devoted one see decay.
11You divulge to me the trail of life;
you’ll fill me with pleasure in your presence,
with everlasting pleasures at your proper hand.

Discouragement is a strong, harmful drive.

Earlier than we are able to perceive how one can rid our lifetime of this widespread temptation, we should acknowledge its dangerous nature.

Perceive that discouragement…

Is one thing we select. Whereas its a pure response to tough circumstances, we now have the facility to decide on a unique response. Nobody else is chargeable for our discouragement.

Is common. At instances, everyone will face durations of disappointment and discouragement as a result of we dwell in a flawed world stuffed with flawed folks.

Can recur. Typically we expect weve settled a difficulty, which later resurfaces once we least anticipate it. Or we might have outdated emotional wounds triggered by one thing an individual says or does.

Could be non permanent or lifelong. Refusing to face discouragement head-on can open the door for it to affect our selections, actions, and relationships so long as we dwell.

Is conquerable. With the Fathers assist, we are able to get by way of seasons of discouragement. He desires His youngsters to have a wealthy and fulfilled life. If we belief in His guarantees and His character, our emotions of discouragement will slowly get replaced by hope.

Are you caught within the throes of discouragement? If that’s the case, the Lord desires to carry your spirits. Let Him assist you to out of that lowly state: Begin by believing that the Father desires to encourage you and get your life again on observe with Him.

By Dr. Charles Stanley
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