Jesus Reinstates Peter!
Posted in Church Leadership, Discipleship, discouraged, Doubt, Elders, elders in the Church, Failure, Jesus Christ, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Teaching of Jesus, Wisdom
Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading
Posted in Abuse, Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Assurance, Bitterness, Broken Relationships, Call to ministry, Character, Childhood trauma, Christian life, Comfort, Complaceny, Conceit, Conflict, Contentment, Crisis, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Divine Lottery, Doubt, Elders, elders in the Church, Emerging Leaders, Emotions, Encouragement, Failure, Faith, Fear, feeling hopeless, Freedom, God's Patience, God's Heart, God's Love, Grace, Gratitude, Grieving, Hope?, Kindness, Leadership, Life of a pastor, Loss, marriage problems, Meaning of life, Mercy, Middle life, Mind Renewal, Nihilism, Pain, Pastors, personal, Praise, Prayer, purpose, Questioning God, Repentance, Sadness, Seeking God, Selfishness, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Suicide, Temptation, Trials, Truth, Victory, Walking with God, Will of God, Wisdom, Worship
Tagged burn out, Despair, Discouraged, feeling lost, helpless, hopeless, loss of perspective, spiritual exhaustion, Suicide
How adequately can a diagnosis be made in such a short amount of time? And how often do we misdiagnose normal sadness as disordered sadness?
Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience with Him? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do. Continue reading
Posted in Christian life, Coming of Christ, Despair, Disciple-making, Discipleship, discouraged, Discouragement, Doubt, feeling hopeless, Following Christ, Hope?, Jesus Christ, New Christian, Prayer, Problem of evil, Spiritual disciplines, Teaching of Jesus, Wisdom
Tagged Does prayer help, giving up on prayer, how to pray, perseverance in prayer, Prayer, why doesn't God answer my prayers?
A friend told me about a list a man keeps with him to help him keep perspective. check it out. Continue reading
Posted in Attitude, Change, Coaching, Comfort, Complaining, Counseling, Deception, Defeat?, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Encouragement, Victory, Wisdom
Tagged feeling discouraged, feeling down, tough advice, tough love
Loss of thankfulness is often a gradual thing that takes the joy out of our lives as we slip into mediocrity. But the rhythm of divine renewal beats in the pulse of a purposefully grateful heart. There’s nothing timid or boring about a life of extravagant gratitude! Be brave and embrace the call to be an extravagantly grateful person. Continue reading
Posted in Complaining, Contentment, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Gratitude, Resentment, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving, Wisdom
Tagged Gratitude, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving
We all know what it is like to feel discouraged. Take a moment and consider four recommendations for times of discouragement. Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, Assurance, Burnout, Christian worldview, Comfort, Defeat?, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Encouragement, Eternal life, Eternal security, Fear, Fear of death, God's Love, Grieving, Hope?, Mercy
Tagged feeling defeated, Feeling depressed, feeling discouraged, feeling down, Feeling hopeless, what to do when discouraged
“All my life I have been called unworthy — Named by the voice of my shame and regret.”
If you feel this way, here’s a great song with a great message just for you! Continue reading
Posted in Defeat?, Depression, discouraged, Discouragement, Gospel-centered, Salvation, Security of salvation, Video, Wisdom, worship song
Tagged Feeling depressed, feeling discouraged, need encouragement
How are you doing? Feeling exhausted and weak? Helpless? Maybe hopeless?
You are in a good place for seeing … Continue reading
Posted in Christian life, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, feeling hopeless, Hope?, Pain, Sanctification, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials
Tagged Does God care?, feeling discouraged, Feeling hopeless, feeling weak, helpless
Do we have room in our lives for normal sadness? Do we have unrealistic expectations for gregariousness? There appears to be a significant need for helping people understand the role of sadness in life and in character formation.
Posted in Anxiety, Biopsychology, Christian Counselor, Counseling, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Doctor, Emotions, Grieving, Health Care, Holistic ministry, Laughter, Loss, Medicine, Psychology, Sadness
Tagged advice for doctors, Christian Counselors, Depression, feeling sad, Holistic, medical doctors, Medication, Sadness