No one is free from the troubles of this world, not even Christians. Troubles and disappointments can drain a person of all strength, spirit, and faith, leaving a person worn down and discouraged.
When you are discouraged and worn down, what do you do ? How do you rebound and get through the rough time ? Think about what you can do when you are discouraged.
Discouragement occurs when plans fall through, hope unrealized, and other people do not follow through on promises and commitments. It is easy to fall into discouragement and to become depressed and frustrated. This drains time and energy that could be used to solve the problem. What often happens is that some people shut down and give up. They stall and do nothing to solve the problem. There are feelings of failure and defeat, a lack of self-confidence and faith becomes weak. What can be done when discouragement comes?
Discouragement can be overcome. God gives us strength to meet the challenges then come before us. He does not promise that we will not have disappointments in life but he does promise that he will make a way for us. He will work all things for our good and through the difficult times he will also draws closer to him. He will teach us the lessons and we need to learn during the difficult times. When you go through discouragement God will send people who will give you encouragement and help you through the difficult times. When You Face discouragement don’t see it as failure or defeat. See it as an opportunity to draw closer to God and to grow in faith and to learn valuable life lessons.
In times of discouragement, have a courageous faith that will be victorious over disappointment. Find strength through prayer, study of the Bible and fellowship with other Christian people. You do not need to walk alone during times a disappointment and do not lose hope but trust in God he will strengthen you and bring you through times of disappointment.