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Have you ever felt discouraged?

Discussion in 'Memorials & Grief Support' started by SANTOSO, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. SANTOSO

    SANTOSO Active Member

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    Do anybody ever felt discouraged? Or feeling poorly ? When your works seems to get to nowhere?
    or is it because your children do not listen to you ? Or when somebody fail to listen ?

    Are you grieving because of circumstances?
    Share what you are suffering and what you have endured.

    May those who have been afflicted share their comforts that they have received from God.

    There are those who seek the encouragement of Christ Jesus !!!

    For this is what perhaps some have heard:
    Remember Your word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope. -Psalms 119:49
    This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life. -Psalms 119:50

    Those who have been comforted share how God’s promise give you strength to walk in this newness of life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

    May all God’s children find every encouragement from being united with Christ,
    every comfort from His love,
    every fellowship with the Spirit,
    every tenderness and compassion,
    then we make our joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose of Christ.
     
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  2. Going_Nowhere

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    My life in general is discouraging. Rather not go into the details though. All I'll say is that I always find myself wishing my life wasn't so depressing and bleak. It's not fun, that's for sure.
     
  3. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic Supporter

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    Yes. Because someone invaded my computer and sent a fake e-mail in my name to my Diocese, my future has been ruined. My priest believes that I sent the e-mail (without telling him) and will not believe my denial.

    What had been a promising future that would have benefitted many is now in God's hands, for only He can change hearts, and reveal the truth of the matter.
     
  4. Aussie Pete

    Aussie Pete Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Discouragement is part of the Christian experience. If we keep close to Lord Jesus, casting our care on Him and remembering what He has done for us, it will keep us from falling into despair. It's harder than it sounds. Discouragement is often based on real experiences. Satan loves to torment Christians who are going through difficult times. It is not easy but it is a great opportunity to be strengthened in faith. When all seems lost, impossible and unbearable, God's grace is sufficient. When I'm having a hard time, I think of how Jesus responded to the news that Lazarus was sick. He demonstrated His authority and power over death, not just illness, as a result. Often God delays an answer until we are beyond all human hope. Then He steps in to do the (humanly) impossible.
     
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  5. Micaiah-Imla

    Micaiah-Imla New Member

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    During difficult times I search the scriptures to remain settled in the faith.

    Jesus said not to get caught up in the affairs of this life.

    What happened to Job and many of the saints are worse than anything I will experience in my life; and if not, I must partake in the sufferings for Christ's sake.

    That's what we are called for.
     
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  6. SANTOSO

    SANTOSO Active Member

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    Hello brother,
    Have you heard the Lord’s encouragement:
    "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. -John 14:1

    What David have prayed to the Lord when the troubles of his heart are enlarged :

    Lord,
    The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
    bring me out of my distresses. -Psalms 25:17
    Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. -Psalms 25:18
    Amen

    Have you prayed a short prayer like David, for God to help you?

    Can you start believing ‘ that God the Father or the Lord Jesus Christ can redeem you out of all your troubles.’ ?

    How else, then your heart not be troubled unless God redeem you out of all your troubles?

    Did not David ever say this:
    This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. -Psalms 34:6

    when in distress, why David pray?

    Answer me when I call,
    O God of my righteousness!
    You have given me relief when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! -Psalms 4:1
    Amen

    It is because David believe God answer him according to God’s righteousness, not according to his own righteousness.
    David trust the Lord to give him relief in every distress situation he face.
    He knows the importance of God’s grace of repentance; that is why David seek God’s grace; because david understand the power of prayer being answered ; that God has the power to give relief in every distressing situation.

    Now, will you start believing what the Lord have said : don’t your heart be troubled!
    Do you believe the Lord has power to help you?
    When depressing thoughts come over you, keep up with the prayer again and again in faith.

    Don’t be moved what you see or feel.
    Only be moved what you believe in Christ.
    GBU
     
  7. SANTOSO

    SANTOSO Active Member

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    Did the High priest Kayafa, the Pharisees, and the Torah teachers believe Jesus is God’s Son?

    Did not Jesus surrender Himself to God when He said to His Heavenly Father ,”Let Your will be done.”

    Is it not better to suffer for what is right than wrong?

    Even when hearts are not changed or the truth is not revealed,
    Is it not written that those who suffer for Christ’s sake, they may be glorified with Him.

    For it is written:
    The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, -Romans 8:16
    and if children, then heirs'heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. -Romans 8:17

    may you receive the encouragement of Christ, the Lord.
    GBU
     
  8. SANTOSO

    SANTOSO Active Member

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    Thank you bro Aussie Pete, for sharing your thoughts and experience — they are very encouraging, true, and strengthening.

    True, when we cast our mountains of cares, we should remember that God bears DAILY our burdens that make us discouraged.
    How wonderful is God’s grace.
    God is the God of our salvation, that means that God can save us from our periods of despondency.

    Yes, it is true that those oppressive feelings and thoughts came from the enemies.
    That is why apostle Paul have called this :

    Fight THE GOOD FIGHT OF THE FAITH.-1 Timothy 6:12

    True, when we hold fast to what we believe in prayer that the Lord give grace and the Spirit of God help.

    For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. -Psalms 84:11

    May many be comforted with His love.
     
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  9. pdudgeon

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    Thank you all for your encouragement and for your prayers! hugs, hugs, hugs. :hug:
     
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