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Return to God

Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah]: If you return… The first thing that God does is to offer Jeremiah the option of returning. Often times when we are discouraged we become self-focused and self-orientated. We begin to feel sorry for ourselves. This self-orientation needs to be replaced with a returning to God and becoming God…

Be alert to discouragement

Numbers 21:4–9 and they journeyed …. And the people became impatient (depressed, much discouraged), because [of the trials] of the way. It is easy to become impatient, depressed and discouraged. Life is not always easy.  Things do not always work out as we had planned and hoped. Charles J. Sykes wrote ‘Life is not fair – get…

It is better to be alive

When we get discouraged we can even get to the point where we feel that life is not worth living. I want to assure you that it is better to be alive.  While we are alive, things can change.  There are many advantages that the living have.  While there is life there is hope.  While you…

There is hope

There is hope. No matter what you are facing or what you are going through, there is hope. As long as you are alive and breathing there is hope.  Things can change. Ecclesiastes 9:4 Anyone who is among the living has hope. (NIV) There is hope only for the living. (Living Bible) But you may say to…