Tag Archives: discouragement

It Won’t Grow Here

There is a legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. The man noticed that the seeds of discouragement were more numerous than other seeds. He asked … Continue reading

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Not Very Encouraging!

Job was one of the most righteous men in the Bible. He was also one of the richest. However, he suddenly lost everything he had. His children all died at the same time. He lost his livestock, the source of … Continue reading

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Looking Up

It’s so easy to get discouraged, living in a fallen world like we do. Bad things happen to good people. Sin brings suffering into the lives of the innocent as well as the guilty. You don’t have to look far … Continue reading

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Encouraging Word

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder often sends notes of encouragement to players from the opposing team. The notes usually arrive shortly after the game has been played. Coach Snyder finds some way to express admiration or encouragement. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Blues

Elijah had just seen a great victory for the Lord (1 Kings 18). He stood against a large number of false prophets and, putting his faith in God, saw the evildoers completely defeated. Then, remarkably, Elijah lost his nerve. After … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

I recently drove by a huge house that is about halfway finished. The brick on the house is completed, and the roof has been finished, but it lacks doors and windows. You can see that the inside of the house … Continue reading

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Eleven Words

I recently received a card that was signed by a young married couple. I have had the pleasure of being able to minister to them and their young child for the past couple of years, and they wanted to thank … Continue reading

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Not for Nothing

A blind British woman named Trish Vickers was writing a novel, with dreams of finding a publisher. Those dreams were shattered when she showed her son what she had written, and he informed her that her pen had run out … Continue reading

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Encouragement File

Someone once said that discouragement is Satan’s greatest tool. I tend to believe it’s true. The devil will use any means to keep us from being and doing all we can for Christ and his kingdom. For many Christians, life … Continue reading

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