Discouragement is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to be. When we find ourselves feeling discouraged, the first step is to identify where we are being tempted by discouragement. There are many ways that the enemy can attack us in our minds and hearts, and knowing what those attacks look like can help us stand strong against them.
Once we’ve identified how we’re being tempted by discouragement, we need to take action in order to overcome it. Prayer is a great place to start because God wants us to know we are loved by Him even when things get tough. He knows how discouraging it can feel when things aren’t going the way they should or if it feels like nothing you do seems effective in changing your circumstances. The truth is that no matter what happens in this life—whether good or bad—God has everything under control! We just need reminding from time-to-time as we walk through this journey called life…
What To Do When Discouraged As A Christian
1. God provides a way of escape from every situation.
God will always provide a way of escape from every situation. There is a way out of any and every situation that you may face. He will take you through the fire, but He will not let it consume you. You can trust Him for this!
He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). This means that if we are saved, then God has our back; He is with us no matter what happens in life or how much trouble we get ourselves into.
The Lord loves to give His children victory over their enemies, but sometimes it seems like there is no way out except through defeat or death itself. If this happens to you, remember that God has already defeated all things (1 Corinthians 15:25)! So even though you may feel like your enemy has an upper hand at this point in time—he doesn’t!
2. You can trust God, even when you dont understand.
You can trust God, even when you don’t understand.
You can trust God, even when you don’t see the answer.
You can trust God, even when you dont see the solution.
You can trust God, even when you dont see the light at the end of the tunnel.
3. Discouragement comes from the devil.
Discouragement is not from God. The Bible says that the world, the flesh and the devil will be against us (1 John 2:15-17). Discouragement is always a choice; it’s something we do. We choose to be discouraged or not so much like if you are going to go to church on Sunday, then you can choose not to go because you don’t want people seeing how miserable your life has become.
Discouragement also means that there may be some times when we don’t understand what’s happening in our lives and we ask God, “Why?” The wise man Solomon said that there are two things which are beyond our understanding; hope and faith (Ecclesiastes 7:19). Hope is an attitude toward a future event based on trust in God (Romans 15:13). Faith means believing what cannot yet be seen (Hebrews 11:1). When we’re discouraged, it shows lack of faith because we’re questioning whether or not God really knows what’s best for us or if He really loves me.”
4. Discouragement is not from God.
Discouragement is not from God. Rather, it is a choice that the devil uses to keep you from fulfilling your purpose and potential as a Christian. The Bible says in Proverbs 13:12 that “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” This means that when we don’t have hope for something, or we don’t believe in it enough to go after it, our hearts will become sick because of it.
In this case, if you are discouraged about your faith in Christ or don’t have enough faith to believe He is with you and leading you forward in life, then there is something wrong with your choices and thoughts. Discouragement comes from Satan who wants to lead us away from God by making us feel hopeless about finding real joy through Jesus Christ (John 16:23).
5. The enemy wants to discourage you.
As a Christian, you know that the enemy is out to defeat you. You also know that God has given you the power to overcome all of his efforts to discourage you and keep your focus on Him. The devil uses many tactics in his attempt to destroy your faith and make you lose hope, but as a believer in Jesus Christ, there is no reason for discouragement because it’s part of Satan’s plan for your life.
If we take time to examine why we feel discouraged sometimes, we will find that much of this emotion comes from our human nature. We were created with emotions that help us deal with situations throughout our lives; however, when these emotions begin leading us toward negative actions or thoughts instead of positive ones then they need addressing so they do not become destructive forces within us .
Don’t give up! Don’t let discouragement get a hold on your mind because this can lead down paths where depression sets in due to feeling hopelessness or despair which leads people into situations such as drug use/abuse/misuse (including alcohol) or even suicide attempts.”
6. Discouragement is always a choice.
Discouragement is always a choice.
It’s a choice to give up. It’s a choice to give in to the enemy, who wants to rob you of your joy and peace. Discouragement is also a choice to give up on God and His promises, and it is an even greater one when you choose not to believe in the power of Christ within you that can overcome any obstacle or trial in life (2 Corinthians 12:9). When we let discouragement take root, we have no foundation from which we can build our faith upon; instead, we allow ourselves to be defeated by circumstances outside our control.
When discouragement comes knocking at your door as a Christian, don’t let it stay there! Remember: God loves you more than anyone else could ever love you. He loves you more than any other person has ever loved anyone else in history—and His love for us will never fail (Romans 8:38-39)! So choose today—choose now—to turn away from anything that would rob or discourage your faith through Him!
7. Keep your eyes on Jesus and not your circumstances.
As a Christian, you are called to keep your eyes on Jesus, not your circumstances. God will take care of the details. He has a plan for your life, and it’s not all about what happens around you but what happens through you. You were made for a purpose (Ecclesiastes 12:13), and so was everyone else (Romans 12:4-5). God has a special plan for your future, along with everyone else (Ephesians 1:11). Your family may have plans that don’t align with what God wants in their lives or with yours—but God hasn’t forgotten them! He will provide for them according to His perfect timing as well as provide for you according to His perfect timing!
If we focus on ourselves instead of on Him who is most important—Jesus Christ—then this world can become very discouraging indeed. If we are focused on our own needs being met by others rather than seeing how others’ needs can be met through us—that is also discouraging! When we feel like giving up because things aren’t going well at work or home or wherever else they may seem hopelessly out of control right now…we must remember these truths above all else: 1) God loves you unconditionally; 2) He has an amazing plan ahead; 3) He wants nothing more than to fulfill His purposes through every part of our lives!!!
8. Dont give into discouragement – trust God for the results!
You can trust God for the results.
- He loves you and wants to take care of you.
- He is always with you, no matter what happens in your life or how many times you stumble or fall.
- He will never leave or forsake you, because he has already paid the price for all your sin by dying on a cross!
- Even if things are going wrong in your life right now, remember that God still loves you and wants to help!
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We all face discouragement as Christians at some point. Whether it comes from a difficult trial, a broken relationship, or feelings of being overwhelmed and inadequate, discouragement can be a challenge to work through. Here are some tips on how to get through those discouraging times as a Christian:
1. Pray. Praying is always the first step in dealing with any difficult emotion. Pray for God’s will and guidance, and that He would give you strength to get through the tough times. Pray for His peace and for Him to bring perspective to the situation.
2. Find Encouragement in Scripture. God’s Word is full of encouragement and promises. Find a few verses that speak to your situation and meditate on them. Allow yourself to be reminded of God’s faithfulness and His unending love for you.
3. Connect with Other Believers. Having a support system of other believers is essential in times of discouragement. Reach out to a trusted friend or mentor and talk through your feelings. Ask for prayer and wise counsel.
4. Take Time to Rest. Discouragement can be draining, so it’s important to take the time to rest and recharge. Take a break from the daily grind and give yourself some space to be alone with God.
5. Engage in a Joyful Activity. Do something that brings you joy, such as listening to music, exercising, or spending time in nature. Focusing on something that makes you happy can help to lift your spirits.
6. Remember Who You Are in Christ. Remind yourself of your identity in Christ. You are a beloved child of God and He is always with you.
Discouragement can be difficult to get through, but by relying on God’s Word and engaging in activities that bring joy and peace, you can get through it with His help.