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What Do You Do When You’re Discouraged?

It’s easy to be discouraged isn’t it?

Over a troubled relationship. Because you find your job less than satisfying.  In light of a difficult health situation. When your kids don’t seem to listen, or when they experience pain of their own. Because something important in the world—politics, the economy, cultural values, etc.—falls short of your expectations or hopes. Or it could be for one of a thousand other reasons. Even here in the United State, where we have so many advantages and blessings, discouragement is often a daily companion.

So what should we do when we get discouraged? What’s a faithful response to all the challenges and disappointments that are all around us? As usual, a single blog post won’t do the subject justice, but here are at least a few things to keep in mind: