DEFYING DISCOURAGEMENT - Fighting Failure, Part 4

“Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.”  2 Corinthians 1:9

DISCOURAGEMENT - a feeling we're all familiar with.  Why does God allow us to get discouraged when we're trying to serve Him and follow Him and obey His commandments?  Shouldn't God be helping to make our lives easier?  Shouldn't He be taking care of those things are causing us to be discouraged?  Or is that possible that God would allow us to be discouraged to bring about some good for us?

That's the topic of Round 4 in the Fighting Failure series.  In the message, we look at the Apostle Paul - a man of incredible faith and strength who one day found himself "despairing of life."  How could this great man of faith feel so discouraged?  And more importantly, what message was God trying to him through the discouragement?

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH - Build Your Kingdom Part 3

Discouragement: we've all been there.  We've all faced it.  We know how it feels and how paralyzing it can be.  The only people who avoid discouragement are people who never attempt to do anything hard/great in this world.

So what happens when a kingdom builder gets discouraged?  Is that even allowed?  Aren't the "spiritual" people always supposed to be upbeat and positive?  What happens when the "good guys" get down?

That's this week's topic in the Build Your Kingdom series.  Check out the video above and watch as I share how I personally went through some discouragement recently and how I dug my way out of it.  Trust me, if you're feeling down or discouraged, you MUST watch this message.

And I pray that God uses it to pick you up as He did me as well.