What To Do When Discouraged As A Christian

What To Do When Discouraged As A Christian


If you’re a Christian who struggles with feeling discouraged from time to time, you’re not alone. Discouragement comes in many forms. It often appears when we’re spending a lot of time focusing on ourselves and our own feelings and emotions. It’s easy to get discouraged as a Christian when we put our faith in our own strength and abilities instead of trusting God to help us. This article will look at five ways that you can overcome the discouragement you might be feeling right now.

There is no such thing as the perfect Christian.

A healthy Christian is someone who has a relationship with Christ and lives accordingly. That’s it. No one is perfect, and there will be times when you feel discouraged or disappointed in yourself as a Christian. You probably won’t always be happy about everything in your life; sometimes you’ll get discouraged when things don’t go the way you want them to go, and sometimes other people will disappoint you too. But if we never make mistakes along the way, then we’re not growing up any more at all!

It helps to remember that Jesus said: “I give them eternal life.” This means that no matter what happens on this earth—whether good or bad—it doesn’t affect their salvation (John 10:28). Jesus also promised that He would never abandon us even if our faith seems weak at times (Hebrews 12:1-2). So while discouragement can come from feeling like we’re failing as Christians now (and maybe feeling guilty about it), remember that God loves us unconditionally—even when our actions aren’t perfect!

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Discouragement is not equal to sin.

Discouragement is not equal to sin. Discouragement is not a sin and neither is it the absence of God’s power in your life. Discouragement can be a result of sin, but it can also be a result of something else (or even a combination of things). For example, discouragement might occur when you don’t have the physical or emotional energy needed to do what’s needed for the day. Or maybe you’re feeling discouraged about where you are in life because of circumstances that aren’t under your control, like if someone took advantage of your kindness or if someone criticized something that was important to you.

The point here is that discouragement isn’t an all-or-nothing thing—it isn’t always bad and never good. Sometimes we feel discouraged because it’s part of our personality type; other times we become discouraged due to outside factors beyond our control such as health issues or financial struggles. And even though these things can cause us stress and anxiety they aren’t necessarily sinful unless they lead us away from God’s plan for our lives (which includes being content with what He has given us).

We are all ‘on the journey of growing up.’

We are all ‘on the journey of growing up.’

It’s easy to get discouraged when we don’t see any progress in our lives. But, if we look closely at what God has called us to do, we will find that he is calling us not only to grow up but also live like him.

Discouragement is a part of life.

Discouragement is a part of life. It’s not a sign you are weak, or that you lack faith, or trust, or love for God. It’s also not a lack of spiritual maturity. Discouragement can’t be avoided in every situation. We will all be discouraged at some point in our lives—it’s just part of being human! But it doesn’t have to define us and dictate how we live out our lives as Christians.

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In fact, when we try to avoid feeling discouraged by pretending like things aren’t challenging at all times…we end up missing out on some pretty amazing opportunities for growth and change within ourselves! You see: when we refuse to face our discouragements head on and deal with them instead…those feelings begin festering inside us until they grow into something much worse than just discouragement alone could ever have been!

The discouragement that we experience should be used to grow us as Christians.

Discouragement is not a sin. It’s only when we stop growing in our faith that discouragement becomes a problem for us. Discouragement doesn’t have to leave us feeling hopeless or lonely, it can be used as a tool to grow us as Christians and help others around us who are going through the same things.

We need to remind ourselves that we’re all “on the journey of growing up” (Hebrews 5:14). We all face different challenges, but having those struggles means we will be able to relate to others more easily when they go through similar situations.

Sometimes, our discouragement is not a result of sin.

Sometimes, our discouragement is not a result of sin.

Sometimes you feel discouraged in your Christian walk because you have not grown as much as you should have. When this happens it can be a result of:

  • Lack of spiritual growth
  • Unforgiveness in your heart (this will block the flow of God’s love)
  • Not following God’s will at work or home

We can become discouraged if we don’t see changes in ourselves as fast as we believe they should happen.

Discouragement can be a good teacher. If we look at discouragement as a type of self-reflection, it can help us see where we are in our walk with Christ and what areas we need to grow in. It’s easy to become discouraged when we don’t see changes in ourselves as fast as we believe they should happen. But becoming discouraged doesn’t mean that God is not working on us or that He has abandoned us. He has not! A growing Christian is one who experiences many ups and downs throughout their life in Christ. We must remember that the Lord wants us to grow through these trials so that we might mature into the person He has called us to be (i Peter 5:10).

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Realizing that discouragement is part of life can help us get past it faster.

Discouragement is a normal part of life. Sometimes we get discouraged because of things that happened to us, and sometimes it’s because of things that didn’t happen. Sometimes discouragement comes from the things we see in other people, and sometimes it comes from what others say about us.

Sometimes we are discouraged because we are not doing as well as we think we should be doing. This can cause a lot of guilt and shame, which makes it harder to face our problems than if we were just honest about them.

The Bible says that “everyone who wants to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). This means that being persecuted or experiencing hardships is not necessarily wrong or sinful; rather, these situations help us grow stronger in our faith as long as they aren’t used as an excuse for sinfulness


If you feel discouraged because you’re not spiritually growing as quickly as you think you should, it may be a good idea to take a step back and evaluate where the problem lies. Maybe your expectations are unrealistic or maybe there’s an issue in your life that needs attention first before moving on to other things. Whatever the case may be, don’t let discouragement get you down—instead, use it as an opportunity for self-evaluation!

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