We’ve all had our share of disappointments in life. We have all been discouraged and have thought of giving up.

That reflection that used to stare at you from the mirror, straight in the eye; standing so tall and proud now hangs his head low…

In pain from the betrayal of people you used to trust and vowed to serve with all your life and might;

In anger from not being able to take things into your own hands;

In frustration from things not going as you planned them;

In shame for your failure to achieve what you came to do…

Discouragement is not an easy thing to deal with. With discouragement comes depression. But the former things; my past hurts and pains has taught me a lot in dealing with discouragement and also with my depression.

Cliche as it may sound, thinking positive still does the trick. Optimism is the key.

Having a clear mind on what to do next can actually help you get through any barrier that disappointment, discouragement and depression burdens you with; that is actually better than letting all the negative things just bury you six feet underground.

But above all, nothing and no one can get us out of all the shitty things that we can get ourselves into except the powerful arms of the one who loves us so much; the one who made us to be more that what we think we can be; the one who begs to disagree when all the world sees you as someone that you’re not; the one who wonderfully and fearfully made you for his purpose… It was my savior Jesus Christ who got me through… and I believe that he will continue to in the days to come.

So when you feel discouraged, hold on to his word. He who began a good work in you will continue to complete it in you and through you.

Press on. Keep your eyes on Jesus. You are blessed.

(Hebrews 10:35-36; Galatians 6:9; Philippians 1:6; Psalm 138:7)