Discouraged? Despondent?

What Saith the Scriptures?

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance."
Psalms 42:5

God is the lifter of our head (no other person, no amount of money
or prestige, etc., is the answer):

"But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head."
Psalms 3:3

Make sure you have not given the enemy a foothold in your spiritual life:

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
James 4:7

Practice endurance in the midst of this trial & you will get the victory:

"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."
James 1:12

Worship God. Lift your sights higher, & you will be lifted above your problem:

"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works."
Psalms 105:2
"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice."
Phil 4:4

God is able to rescue from the deepest pit of discouragement:

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless
before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy"
Jude 1:24

Recognize that persecution & misunderstanding is a part of the package;
endure & you will win over depression:

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."
Matt 10:22

Focus on others' problems more than your own. We all need each other

"Bear ye one another's burdens..."
Galatians 6:2

"The hand cannot say to the foot, 'I have no need of thee.'"
I Corin 12, 14


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