When we feel discouraged we want comfort, which is right to feel. But the comforts we often turn to are ways to avoid our fears rather than ways to muster our courage to face and overcome them. When this happens discouragement simply becomes an indulgence in unbelief, no different than indulging in anger or other ways of unbelief.
We will all have times when we are discouraged, it’s a part of life but how we let it effect our lives and what we focus on can make all the difference.
John 16:33New International Version (NIV)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”