Articles Tagged 'Discouragement'

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Fear Is an Option

Fear Is an Option

Fear and discouragement can rule our hearts, but we can choose another option!

Max Lucado reminds us that fear can either crowd out our faith or our faith can crowd out our fear; the option and the choice are ours.

No Turning Back!

No Turning Back!

We can't go back, so let's go forward with faith and determination and hope!

Phillip Morrison reminds us to focus forward and let go of the past.

Don't Settle for a Small Destiny

Don't Settle for a Small Destiny

What do we let define us, call or catastrophe?

Max Lucado from his book "You'll Get Through This" encourages us to not let our disappointments define us but instead let God's destiny for us define us.

A Step

A Step

Remember, it is a beginning!

Tom Norvell reminds us that a step in the right direction is a good beginning.

The View from a Troubled Heart

The View from a Troubled Heart

What can we really see from where we are right now?

Bill Sherrill connects to an old King James phrase, the latter days, and reminds us that we often don't see things clearly until time has passed and we view things from God's perspective.

When Your Heart is Breaking

When Your Heart is Breaking

How can you mend a broken heart, especially when it's your own?

Tom Norvell reminds us that broken hearts hurt and we often wish we could be dead, but that God stays close to us.

Hold Your Head Up!

Hold Your Head Up!

What's got you so down you won't even believe what God says about you?

Phil Ware continues to share with his own children the values his father taught him.

How to Handle Criticism

How to Handle Criticism

How do you handle it when people come down on you?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that if we have big dreams or want to be used by God significantly, we will have plenty of critics, but don't let them stop you and he gives several different pieces of good advice.

How Long, Lord?

How Long, Lord?

Can you keep hanging in there?

Tom Norvell leads us to Psalm 6 and helps us ask, "How long, Lord?" because we all have times when we can barely hang on any longer.

Will the Hurt Never End?

Will the Hurt Never End?

How long will all this mess last, anyway?

In the times of hardship and trial, it is hard to wait on the Lord because it seems so long before his deliverance, promised and sure as it is, comes to free us from our pain and suffering.

Take Heart!

Take Heart!

What can you hang on to when your world is filled with troubles?

We have all sorts of trouble, heartache, grief, disappointment, discouragement in this world, but Jesus has overcome the world and given us victory.

What We Listen To

What We Listen To

Who you listening to?

Who and what we listen to is crucial if we are to stay on track and also drown out the voices that make us fear and doubt.

The Next Day

The Next Day

What are you going to do on the next day?

We all face the let down of failures on the next day; how will we handle the next day?

Ten Steps to Help You with the Blues

Ten Steps to Help You with the Blues

Blues got you down?

We all get a little blue or depressed; here are 10 suggestions to help us.

An Any Weather Friend

An Any Weather Friend

Do you have an "any weather" friend?

Jesus is a friend for all seasons, but so many of our friends are only fair weather friends.

Bent on Self-Destruction

Bent on Self-Destruction

What do we do with folks bent on destroying themselves?

Sometimes those who show themselves to be very self-destructive just need someone to help them get some rest and encouragement.

Dry Spells

Dry Spells

What do we do with the dry patches in our lives?

How do we handle the depression and spiritual dryness in our lives?