The Heat is on!!
Discouragement is an occupational hazard for Christians
2 Corinthians 4:1
Our God is with us
Don’t suppress it, confess it!
Remember the victories
What can I do?
Refuse to quit
Reinforce your weak points
Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.” Nehemiah 4:10
1 When and how have you felt like the workers re-building the walls around Jerusalem?
2 Who are some of the other Biblical characters that have had to deal with discouragements? What can you learn from them?
3 What are some of the common factors that are likely to contribute to our feelings of discouragement? (fatigue, frustration, failure, fear, etc?)
4 Look at 2 Corinthians 4:1. Which do you think is easier rebuilding a wall like Nehemiah or freeing someone from the power of sin in their life? How are they similar? How are they the same?
5 Which do you find it easier to do, look at your problems or look at God’s promises? How and where did you learn to approach life with that attitude?
6 Who are the people in your life who encourage you? Do you have enough of them?
7 Who are the people in your life whom you encourage? How adequate do you feel in doing that?
8 What scripture have you memorized, what songs do you listen to and/or what discipline have you developed to help you deal with your discouragement?
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