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After another week of being beaten down by more medical setbacks, I slumped onto the sofa. I didn’t want to think about anything. I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I couldn’t even pray. Discouragement and doubt weighed me down as I turned on the television. I began watching a commercial showing a little girl talking to her younger brother. “You’re a champion,” she said. As she continued affirming him, his grin grew. So did mine. God’s people have always struggled with discouragement and doubt. Quoting Psalm 95, which affirms that God’s voice can be heard through the Holy Spirit, the writer of Hebrews warned believers in Jesus to avoid the mistakes made by the Israelites while wandering in the wilderness (Hebrews 3:7–11). “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God,” he wrote. “But encourage each other daily” (vv. 12–13). With our lifeline of hope secured in Christ, we can experience the power-packed fuel we need to persevere: mutual encouragement within the fellowship of believers (v. 13). When one believer doubts, other believers can offer affirmation and accountability. As God strengthens us, His people, we can offer the power of mutual encouragement to one another.
As we wrap up Pastor Harris's fourth and final message on Discouragement. Let's step back a few episodes to episode one where Pastor Harris defined discouragement and explained this with some of his own personal examples. In the second episode on discouragement, Pastor Harris discussed Its many causes and ways that Christians can combat these feelings. In the third episode, Pastor Harris discussed three “don'ts”, or three things we should avoid doing to rise above discouragement. In this final episode on the topic of discouragement, Pastor Harris will use the story of Joshua to paint a picture of the curse that discouragement can be and the parallels that can be found between the curse of sin.
No matter what comes against you, God is here to help you overcome. Be encouraged by His Word today!
A daily quote to inspire the mind, gratitude to warm the soul, and guided breathing to energize the body. Quote: Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~Dale Carnegie Gratitude: Cheering for your team. Root, root, root for the home team. Science says being can can improve your health and happiness. Guided Breathing: Equal Breathing. Visit TheDailyRefresh.com to share your unique piece of gratitude which will be featured on an upcoming episode, and make sure to watch the tutorial of how to make The Daily Refresh part of your Alexa Flash Briefings! Call to action: If you're not listening to this on your Alexa, you should be! Visit TheDailyRefresh.com and click on the word Alexa in the Nav bar for a tutorial on making The Daily Refresh one of your Flash Briefings.
The book of Nehemiah is a great example of how God works with you to accomplish his plans and purposes for your life. In this series, Pastor Rick teaches how you can trust God to work within the circumstances that are beyond your control while you plan for the things that you can control. Teaching from the book of Nehemiah, Pastor Rick explains why accomplishing a dream sometimes takes longer or is more complicated than expectedand why it is important not to give up. This message is for anyone who is discouraged in chasing a God-given dream. Are you feeling discouraged lately? Discouragement is one of the primary reasons people feel tempted to give up on their God-given dreams. Pastor Rick talks about what will typically discourage you and how God wants you to respond. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1103/29
Are you feeling discouraged lately? Discouragement is one of the primary reasons people feel tempted to give up on their God-given dreams. Pastor Rick talks about what will typically discourage you and how God wants you to respond.
Tune in this week to discover why so many entrepreneurs become discouraged to the point that they just give up, and how to make sure that doesn't happen to you. I'm sharing the negatives to look out for, how to manage your expectations around your results, how to embrace failure, and what you can do to start taking responsibility for your outcomes, so you can keep moving forward. Get full show notes and more information here: https://entremd.com/277
In our walk with the Lord, we can be tempted to take pride in what we see as "our own accomplishements." We may not realize it or admit it, but it is easy to sucumb to. We can also give into discouragement when we believe ourselves to not be living up to our own standards (or the standards of others). Our "I Believe in Love" book study launches November 29, 2022 on Suscipe.co. We thought it would be great to offer another preview of some of the discussions! Please enjoy this clip from Chapter 3, where we discuss how St Therese's "Little Way" is a better, and more sure approach to the temptations toward pride on one hand, and discouragement on the other. Want to join the study? You can purchase I Believe in Love here! (https://amzn.to/3swlYhH) Sign up to join the book study and/or learn more about us by visiting our home page. (https://www.drawnear.me/) Join the Draw Near Community Space on Suscipe.co (https://community.suscipe.co/share/M1CQceCQ6cMeBTIB?utm_source=manual) Click here (https://www.drawnear.me/donate) to become a supporter/patron! "Like" and follow us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/fredandkara) You can even find us on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/fredandkara) Book Fred and/or Kara to speak by visiting the Draw Near "booking page (https://www.drawnear.me/booking)." Like our podcast? Hit that “subscribe” button AND the notification button/bell to know when new episodes are posted! Give us a rating! Leave a review! Tell your friends! Even more, pray for us! Draw Near (Alternate) Theme © Fred Shellabarger & Kara Kardell *As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Thank you for joining the Manna Podcast as we study the historical book of I Kings. Please share with your friends and family. Also, the Manna Podcast Team would appreciate you joining us in prayer that God would expand this ministry. https://www.mannapodcast.com/lessons Brad's Board Notes 1 Kings 19 Vs 1-4 Discouragement and depression can distort our perception of what is true. Vs 5-8 God knows what we need, and He gives us exactly what we need, when we need it. Vs 9-10 God never accepts our excuses for sin, but He welcomes our confession and repentance. Vs 11-14 God wants His people to hear His voice and then follow HIm. Vs 15-18 When we return to God, He restores and re-commissions us for the work He still has for us to do. Vs 19-21 Following God means leaving your old life behind.
We are continuing on to Pastor Harris's third message on Discouragement. In the last episode Pastor Harris discussed the causes of discouragement and ways that Christians can combat these feelings. In this episode, Pastor Harris will discuss three “don'ts”, or three things we should avoid doing to rise above discouragement. Hopefully this message helps everyone listening to discover their true role in life.
Dr. Brian Albert wrote a doctoral dissertation on the suffering and depression of "The Prince of Preachers," Charles Spurgeon. During his time with Rooted at the 2022 Conference in Kansas City, Dr. Albert was kind enough to join Davis for a podcast in which he shares his insights with youth workers! Davis and Dr. Albert speak of the common struggles which may lead youth workers to experience discouragement and/or depression and tease out wisdom-principles for discerning times to faithfully endure vs. times to pursue respite. The episode ends with gospel hope for youth workers who experience discouragement and/or depression. Additional ResourcesLearn more about Dr. Albert's ministry by visiting https://www.calvarybaptistlenexa.com"Refreshment for the Youth Minister who feels Unwanted, Unloved or Unapproved" by Davis Lacey: https://rootedministry.com/refreshment-for-the-youth-minister-who-feels-unwanted-unloved-or-unapproved/Rooted Resourced for the Tired Youth Minister: https://rootedministry.com/rooted-resources-for-the-tired-youth-minister/
Does God seem distant, silent or nowhere to be found? Are the storms raging and you feel left out at sea? Our "I Believe in Love" book study launches November 29, 2022 on Suscipe.co. We thought it would be great to offer another preview of some of the discussions! Please enjoy this clip from Chapter 2, where we discuss how, HE STILL HAS YOU! You will not sink! Want to join the study? You can purchase I Believe in Love here! (https://amzn.to/3swlYhH) Sign up to join the book study and/or learn more about us by visiting our home page. (https://www.drawnear.me/) Join the Draw Near Community Space on Suscipe.co (https://community.suscipe.co/share/M1CQceCQ6cMeBTIB?utm_source=manual) Click here (https://www.drawnear.me/donate) to become a supporter/patron! "Like" and follow us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/fredandkara) You can even find us on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/fredandkara) Book Fred and/or Kara to speak by visiting the Draw Near "booking page (https://www.drawnear.me/booking)." Like our podcast? Hit that “subscribe” button AND the notification button/bell to know when new episodes are posted! Give us a rating! Leave a review! Tell your friends! Even more, pray for us! Draw Near (Alternate) Theme © Fred Shellabarger & Kara Kardell *As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
The devil's goal is to prevent God's people from attempting great things for God. Today's devotional offers insight into the danger of allowing this discouragement to go unchecked.If you would like more insight into today's devotional topic, watch or listen to Dr. Michael Youssef's sermon Rebuilding Our Broken Walls, Part 4: WATCH NOW | LISTEN NOWAVAILABLE NOW FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNTDr. Michael Youssef's timely book Is the End Near?: What Jesus Told Us About the Last Days will answer your questions about end-times issues by examining statements that Jesus Himself made about what was and is to come. You will be encouraged as you anticipate Christ's return. Secure Your Copy for Your Gift of Any Amount Today(Offer valid in US, Canada, and UK through December 3, 2022)
Do you feel alone in your business?For many photographers, the answer is yes. The end result?Burnout. Discouragement. Throwing in the towel.Friends, it doesn't have to be this way!On this episode on the BOP, my friends Heather & Jamie (better known as "The Conquer Community") join the show to talk about how the value of finding community for photographers, and how you can begin to take steps toward finding your community if you're feeling alone in your work!Here's a little of what you'll find inside: HIGHLIGHTS––––––––––––02:01 - BOP Byte: Purchasing Gear 04:56 - 17 Ways to Make More Money 05:25 - Heather and Jamie Join the Show09:47 - How Heather and Jamie Met12:25 - The Joys and Struggles of Running a Business19:58 - What Lonely Photographers and Fleas Have in Common23:04 - Dealing with Disappointed Clients29:14 - The Conquer Community Story41:33 - First Steps: Where to Find Community (and What to Look For!)46:39 - Conquer Live Details71:28 - Episode 6 PreviewSHOW NOTES––––––––––––Rob's Quick Links:• Free Guide: 17 Ways to Make More Money - https://www.square8studio.com/17ways• Free Flash Class - https://www.square8studio.com/flashclass• Amy and Jordan's Shooting and Editing Course: https://www.amyandjordan.com/shooting-and-editing-course• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/square8studioHeather and Jamie's Quick Links:• The Conquer Community's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theconquercommunity• Heather's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heather.marie.leicy• Jamie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamiefishercollective
the Bible says much regarding how we think and what we allow in our mind. Based on what we spend time thinking about and dwelling on, will determine our direction. Suicide is never the answer to any problem. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the answer to every problem. The Lord Jesus has equipped us with the Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures to enable victory in our heart and mind. Don't take people for granted, and do take time to listen to others as you lead them through the Word of God to become established in their mind and life. Discouragement, Despair and Dark times are very real, yet so is the Light of the Lord Jesus! Don't let devil, the world or your flesh keep your mind in captivity! Looking unto Jesus Hallelujah! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebiblepreacher/message
Restoring Childlike FaithMessage From Joel YountIn this episode of Faith and Family Fellowship, we hear a special message from Joel Yount, bringing an encouraging word titled Restoring Childlike Faith.A Word From Our Guest:As Joel travels far and wide to spread the gospel, he looks for the best in people and is committed to helping them discover how they can grow and experience the best in life through the abundance of God's salvation. His drive comes from his desire to help those in the Christian faith understand how to accept Jesus' teachings and realize how truly blessed and deeply loved they are by their heavenly Father.Joel is an encourager, writer, and speaker. Currently, doors continue to open for Joel to speak in churches, and at events, and most recently he appeared on Christian Television Network (CTN) and Cornerstone Television Network.Purchase your copy of Your Mountain Must Move!: Hope To Rise Above Mountains of Discouragement on AMAZON today: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Mountain-Must-Move-Discouragement/dp/B0BJTNR7S9/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1668383357&sr=8-2Support Joel: JoelYount.com Thank you for listening and supporting the 'Faith and Family Fellowship PODCAST SHOW'. We are excited to connect with each of our listeners on our various platforms. Below are just some of the ways you can not only connect with us but also support our various Christian Ministry projects around the world.Support the show (https://cash.app/$laymedownministry)Connect with the show on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/faith.family.fellowship.podcast)Connect with Pastor Chris Buscher (https://www.facebook.com/cmbuscher87)Connect with Dallas O. Monticue (https://www.facebook.com/dmonticue)Connect with Lay Me Down Ministries (https://www.facebook.com/LayMeDownMinistries)For Marketing and Publishing needs, Buscher's Social Media Marketing LLC (https://www.facebook.com/buscherssmm)
As you all know we recently kicked off a series on Discouragement. This episode will mark the second of four on this topic that Pastor Harris will deliver. In the last episode Pastor Harris defined discouragement using its most basic definition of “losing heart” or “to lose heart”. In this episode Pastor Harris will address some of the causes of discouragement, specifically some that caused him to lose heart. He'll will walk us through how we as Christians can combat these feelings of discouragement, specifically how we can deal with some of those deep rooted life experiences, and experiences from our past.
We all get discouraged at times, but sometimes circumstances seem to mount and we become overwhelmed. Many are struggling with depression, even young children. But there is hope! In this episode of The Verdict, Pastor John Munro explores the biblical answer to Discouragement and Depression.
At first it felt like the right thing to do, but as challenges start popping up left and right, you no longer feel so sure. Maybe you thought you could “handle it”, but lately you're feeling so defeated. You've been disciplining yourself to give it to God and trust Him, but when you're feeling discouraged, some days you find yourself still picking it up and doing things your way – only to realize that your way isn't error proof. Discouragement can quickly partner with anxiety, and together they can birth an overwhelming urge to act now. Do something to ease the discomfort. Together they can falsely convince you that there is no hope, and no time, so you'd better move now. Not so. This leads to half-baked decision making, careless words, and even dangerous methods of self-soothing. Listen in on today's episode as we talk about practical steps you can take to help you: - Practice resisting the pressure to act quickly when you're feeling discouraged. - Walk by faith in the throes of your circumstance - Shift your sight from the crash to the cross Quotes: "Feelings may not totally go away – and some days they may spike – but it doesn't stay at the same intensity forever." "The best thing to do when you feel tempted to act during moments of discouragement, is to do nothing." "Practice resisting the pressure to act quickly when you're feeling discouraged. Resist the lie that you must act NOW in order to be okay." "Remember – You desire His perspective. Not yours." "Can you resolve being still in this present difficulty, shifting your eyes from the crash and onto the cross?" Scriptures: James 1:19 Psalm 46:10 Romans 8:28 Hebrews 11:1,6 Read the FULL Blog post here: http://markedlifeblog.com/2021/11/20/when-youre-feeling-discouraged/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shesmarkedpodcast/support
It's a mistake to assume that followers of Christ are immune to discouragement. Even David, who wrote many of the Psalms, struggled with dark moments. In this episode The Verdict, Pastor John Munro exposes the symptoms and the biblical cure for dealing with discouragement.
If one breathes, one will be discouraged. Either we are coming from it; currently in it or heading toward it. Let’s deal with discouragement. Let’s conclude our thoughts on how we can deal with discouragement.
We are excited to kick off a new series on the topic of Discouragement starting with this episode. Now I know this doesn't sound like the most exciting or uplifting message series ever. However, it goes without saying that discouragement is something we all face to some degree and I feel like dad's approach is very personal and in the end, highly ensightgul and very encouraging.
What You'll Hear In This Episode:Love doesn't have to be an either/or experience. In fact, good relationships should help you in every aspect of your life including career and spirituality. Isn't a relationship all about compromise? The FIREWORKS myth, and why it's okay if you don't feel crazy sparks on the first date (or even the third!). A few listener questions and statements including one woman who is restructuring her love life, and another wondering where all the emotionally available men are. Think love is getting in the way of your relationship with a higher power? Actually, the ultimate spiritual thing you can do is find love. How is the time table of finding love and starting a family different for men vs women? If you're single for now, enjoy it! But do the RIGHT work so it's possible to call in the Guardian of Your Soul, IF that is what you truly desire. It's important to look into the future, and see what you want it to look like. Other people are going to project their ideas of how life SHOULD be onto you. The restrictions and limiting beliefs are quite often because they are trying to protect you. But, that doesn't mean you live for them. How working with Lisa and Benjamin can help you get crystal clear on what you want, including spiritual wisdom. Continue On Your Journey: Lisa Shield | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Book a Call With LisaEmail the podcast at: email@example.comQuotes: “It doesn't have to be about compromise. I've never felt like I've compromised.” - Benjamin “Love is synonymous with God.” - Benjamin “The ultimate spiritual thing you can do is find love.” - Lisa “In almost every spiritual practice, the end goal is love.” - Benjamin “As we lift ourselves with mutual love, it lifts us up to God.” - Benjamin “I made a decision that I wanted to get more open as I got older. I wanted the road to get wider, not narrower.” - Lisa
As we begin to wrap up the Old Testament, Fr. Mike reflects on our reading from Sirach and what we have already learned on this journey through the Bible. He emphasizes that Scripture encourages us to rise again from our sin and return to God, because our God always picks us up again with his mercy. Today's readings are 2 Maccabees 4, Sirach 47-49, and Proverbs 24:13-16. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
This episode is very near and dear to my heart because I've personally experienced so much heaviness, discouragement, and disappointment over the years. So much so to where when this happened for me, it was incredibly difficult to get out of feeling this way. It was like I felt trapped and I wanted to get out... but at the same time, I didn't want out. It was like the sadness, the hopelessness, the heaviness, the disappointment and discouragement were familiar to me and I didn't want to let them go. It was my comfort zone, in a way. I didn't believe that I could heal, feel renewed or restored, or ever stop feeling that way. There were many triggers for me. Burnout with business was a BIG one, or disappointment that my business wasn't bringing in enough revenue, or feeling really overwhelmed in business or life... But on the flip side, other triggers were loss of a loved one, not having the life I expected to have, and so much more. That being said, over the last couple of years, the Lord has really been working on me and helping me heal from this pattern of heaviness and discouragement, and in that, He has been revealing to me ways to biblically work through these negative feelings, emotions, mindset, and thoughts biblically, biologically and tangibly. And I do want to preface this by saying that there's nothing wrong with having feelings. Or feeling sad, or heavy, or discouraged. We're human and we're meant to feel. We were made this way. But what I'm talking about is when those feelings suck you in, and you cannot seem to navigate how to get out of it. It's like you go through life and function completely differently. So, that being said, it really is such an honor to be able to share these 5 steps with you today, because it's made all the difference for me. All glory be to God for that. Membership Waitlist –＞ www.hannahbrindley.com/membership Make sure you get on the email list to receive your Weekly Implementation Guide by going to bit.ly/powerprompts Blog Post –＞ www.hannahbrindley.com/blog/episode41 Weekly Implementation Guide –＞ bit.ly/powerprompts CONNECT: Instagram –＞ @hannahbrindley FREE RESOURCES: Reclaimed to Reign Facebook Community –＞ https://bit.ly/reclaimedtoreign ROOTED: 3 Day Devotional Series for Faith-Fueled Female Entrepreneurs –＞https://bit.ly/3daydevotional Attract Your Queendom (Learn to Attract Your Ideal Clients to You) –＞https://bit.ly/attractyourqueendom WORK WITH HANNAH: Reclaimed to Reign (Membership) WAITLIST –＞ www.hannahbrindley.com/membership For faith-fueled female entrepreneurs ready breakthrough spiritual warfare + self-sabotage in life + business Faith-Fueled Coach Academy (Group Coaching) –＞ www.hannahbrindley.com/fca For faith-fueled females who are ready to start + scale a Holy Spirit led coaching business 1:1 Coaching Options –＞ www.hannahbrindley.com/services CONTACT: Email –＞ firstname.lastname@example.org