Webster says discouragement means to deprive of hope or courage, to be disheartened, to have difficulty to hinder, to be down. If you’re like me, you don’t need Webster to define what it means to be discouraged. We all know all too well what it’s like to live in discouragement, to lose heart and be bummed out, and to experience burn out. I talk to people every week who are ready to call it quits. They’re emotionally drained, physically exhausted, mentally depleted, and spiritually in a funk. All of us are prone to become discouraged. We lose hope and heart and many times give up. There are so many things in life that cause us to get down. We all have family issues that discourage us. Most people these days have financial struggles that can certainly weigh us down. Many times we have so much going on in our lives that we feel pulled in multiple directions and we just don’t have the energy for anything. When discouragement sets in, we want to quit. “I don’t need this” “I am sick if this” “You can take this job, this marriage, (you fill in the blank) and shove it”.
We’ve all been there. Some of us are there right now. I have two words for you, DON’T QUIT! Hang in there. Don’t throw in the towel, Stay the course. You’ve come too far. Don’t give in or give up!
No matter what comes your way
No matter what trial you’re facing
No matter how bad the odds are against you
No matter how discouraged you might be
No matter how dark the tunnel is…