I got the question, do you ever feel discouraged? The answer for me is more than once, sometimes more than one time in a day. The major ways that I deal with it is by going to God.
For as long as I have known as a believer, I have always been taught That I needed to have faith and God wouldn’t work with me if I were faithless.
So the only reason God would consider listening to me is if I were full of faith, but here’s the problem I don’t feel like I am full of faith all the time.
I have come to see another perspective. You can come to God with your lack of faith and say ‘Jesus I am here with my doubts. I don’t want to act all in faith and everything with you because right now I am not’.
I am just here with my doubts, I want you to take my doubts and replace it with faith.
Understand that when you come to God, you are coming to a friend and someone who loves you. You aren’t coming to meet a hard man or mission impossible. You are speaking with a friend.
Talk to God about your doubts.
Faith isn’t hard. Faith is a product of what you have been listening to. It’s a product of which narrative you have been playing in your mind. A lot of times when I am struggling and finding it hard to believe I soon realise that its based on what I have listening to and paying attention so basically what I do is change that.
My favourite preacher to listen to is Joseph Prince, he also talks about the love of God for us and God’s heart for us in a way that’s really simple and very easy for me to understand.
Here’s the link to their free weekly podcast.
I also subscribe to the daily devotional which is totally awesome!
I also really enjoy listening to Pastor Steven Furtick.
So I just press play all day and before the day is over. I feel much better. Strengthened, relieved and in faith!
It’s not supposed to be like that all the time though, going to refill on the world only when you are down. Basically, it’s supposed to be a part of our daily routine, so time spent before we set out for our day and even while on the go that we listen to the Word!
Another key thing about daily with discouragement and lack of faith is to talk to people. Don’t just keep it your struggles to yourself. Get help and share with trusted people.
If you need encouragement and support on the go. Decibel is somewhere you should definitely visit, like every day!
How do you deal with discouragement? Please share in the comment section below.