Tag Archives: Discouragement

Life is often a winding and troubled road

The point of many biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in strange turns of life. Continue reading

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Remedy for discouragement

Gratitude is the one of the best remedies to discouragement. “What I have found is that the rhythm of divine renewal beats in the pulse of a purposefully grateful heart” (Ellen Vaughn, Radical Gratitude). I need divine renewal when my heart … Continue reading

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Remedy for a heavy heart

A heavy heart finds comfort and relief when we turn to the worship of praise. We have a great example of this from the disciple whom Jesus loved. Continue reading

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Room for sadness

Are we too quick to identify normal sadness as a biologically based depressive disorder? Continue reading

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Meeting the God of all comfort

What happens to us when we have unrealistic expectation for health and emotional happiness? Are we likely to be more easily disappointed and discouraged? Continue reading

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A closer look at discouragement

What is discouragement and what are some ways to conquer it? Continue reading

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