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177: When Discouraged, Turn Back to God

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Read Nehemiah 4:1-15. Do you get frustrated when you get discouraged? It often feels like your head is too full of “stuff” and you don’t know where to begin.

That’s how the people of Judah felt as they began rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls. They looked around and saw the rubble from the destruction of the walls, and they didn’t know where to start, and they certainly couldn’t see how they would ever finish the job!

What do you do when you’re surrounded by rubble? The best thing to do is have a clear up! Clear it out and dispose of it so that you can make progress. If you’re discouraged, if you’re stressed, if you’re frustrated, if you’re overworked, if you’re tired, then deal with what’s making you feel like that. You may have to own up to your own part it in and make changes in your life.

The best thing you can do is re-evaluate your relationship with God. Turn back to him. Ensure he is in control. He’ll help you clear out the rubble in your life and soon your discouragement and frustration will start to ease.


Think about the following:

•          What is the rubble in your life?