Defeating Discouragement

@dian21 (606)
Philippines
July 8, 2010 2:21am CST
Does this scenario fits you? Everything seems to have gone wrong lately. Your job is shaky, your health isn't great, your family has problems, and so are your finances. Sometimes, I pray to the the Lod, "Lord, if there's any more trouble coming, send it now while I'm used to it!" Yes I am discouraged. But maybe I may be overlooking the weapon God has given me to fight discouragement. It is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Sometimes we get so discouraged that we don't take hold of God's promises. But God's promises are true no matter how we feel and the weapon to fight discouragement and renew hope.
8 responses
@carpediem17 (1317)
• Singapore
9 Jul 10
I have not encountered too major a trial but the obstacles and trials I have thus far, I have often sought the peace and guidance in His Words. Remember when Jesus was near the time of his betrayal, he went alone to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. So we shall do similarly and his peace will come gently to us. Yes, there are moments when one is very discouraged but let us rise again and not be defeated and stay true to claim his promises to us.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
Good for you that you were not given yet major trials in life. But if ever there will be, I just hope that you will not also forget the promises of God, and He will never forsake us. When things go wrong, sometimes we just need some time for ourselves and pray alone and will find peace through His Words. thanks!
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
9 Jul 10
Everyone has this kind of moment where every bad thing seems to happen at the same time. It's good if we can face them all with an acceptance and a thinking to go forward. This moment will pass, and we will be stronger and wiser. Keep faith!
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
thanks for the response. Sometimes, all the trials come at the same time. But those will just pass and we just need face it, accept, and move on.
9 Jul 10
This world is full of hassles and challenges. Human beings are bound to have one problem or another. No matter your situation, do not give up or be discouraged. Be steadfast in God, pray fervently and work hard with the hope that no condition is permanent. It shall be well.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
Right. Life is full of challenges. There's nothing easy I guess in life. I oftentimes get discouraged, but I have proven that whenever I pary to God, it seems that anything begins to feel light and easy gradually. Anything can change through God. Paring hard really works.
@manojt2 (179)
• India
9 Jul 10
Exactly as you say. We should take life as it comes and these emotions of nervousness, discouragement comes to us because we expect something good to happen to us and it does not happen. Since we are poor human, we think of the present situation and think in that perspective. But the Almighty knows what lays ahead and plans accordingly. So a situation wherein we are facing problems now, in long terms might turn fruitful in future. Such is the calculation of God. Myself, was such a coward fellow in this world, but I got into such critical situations, which is turning me in a improved person now. Initially, I used to fear a lot, but now what may come ahead, I am ready to face it. Every time I think the God has planned right things for me and whatever is happening is happening for the good of all.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
That's true. Eveything happens for a reason. When problems come to us, sometime it make us weak and almost give up, but after a while, we will realize that those trials have helped us improve as a persoon and made us stronger. We just have to learn how to face or handle our situations with right approach and attitude and also trusting God.
@maiaman (97)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
I don't know. I think I am going through one right. All I keep on doing is holding on.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
If you are going through any discouragement or trial right now, the more you need to keep holding on and trust God that he could help you in any ways. It so hard to surpass problems if you will just rely on your own self. Have faith.
@jerikjames (1045)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
I'm actually going through a lot right now. Everything just seems wrong, and you can't seem to do anything about them. My mom keeps telling me that problems without solutions are not problems. And she also reminds me to pray the serenity prayer: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." Whenever I pray, I get a renewed sense of courage and hope to go trough the trials I'm facing. But when everything seems to go wrong and the despair is just too much, I can't seem to remember to pray and to have God listen to my prayers.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
I'm sorry to know that you are going through a lot right now. But your mom is really right. You just have to pray about anything that's bothering you. I know sometimes, when you feel so down and hopeless, you tend to forget to pray to God. But just try to be silent. That's the best thing you can do. For sure, as time passes, you could still remember God during the trials.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
5 Aug 10
Faith is important at all actions, else result will not be satisfied. so defeating discouragement is most important
• South Korea
8 Jul 10
yeah i always feel the same way sometimes... but like what you said.... Hes always there... and I just think that whatever happens tomorrow will still come and everything will be changed as times goes by... and after that the lesson that I learned IT can be used for the rest of my life...thats why even though its hard... im still thanksful that Ive got a lesson from it:)