Hope For Depression Or Discouragement

Job was grieved and depressed that he lost his children, but he wasn’t hopeless. People feel hopeless in medical depression. Job 3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? Job’s first reaction to the grief was to...

Mind Battles

Paul gave an example of runners and fighters. When someone is planning to run in a marathon, they don’t stay up all night or just decide they’re going to run on the race day. They prepare, train, and restrict themselves (practice temperance, self-control). Paul said...

Spreading Our Roots And Growing

God doesn’t want us to be like a bonsai tree that always stays a baby and never grows. He wants us to spread our roots out and drink of the river of life (God’s word) every day. Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is....

Responding To Temptations

Paul said he had to control his body so he could do what was needed. He wasn’t controlled by his feelings, thinking, personal reasoning, or the atmosphere of the world around him. I Corinthians 9:24-27 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one...

Discouragement

The heart is deceitful so we can’t trust our heart. We have to trust in the Lord, not in how we feel or what we see. Jeremiah 17:5-10 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he...