The Remedy for Discouragement: Do What is Right, Where You Are

There are some things in the Christian life that are “a given” and yet being so elementary, we so easily lose sight of them.  If all else fails, change your perspective.  Feeling like you are out of options?  If you don’t like something about your life, and you can’t change it, then change your thinking.  Take your mind off your troubles: Think about someone else for a change!  As Christians we live in an ungodly world.  But little good it does to commiserate that fact.  Remember these words of Jesus?: “I pray not that thou shouldst take them from the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil”.  Jesus didn’t pray for us to be spared from life’s troubles, but rather He prayed  ” That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 17:21).  In other words: “None of us liveth to himself”. (Romans 14:7)  As John Wesley said:

“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”

The kindest, most generous and loving thing we can do for anyone is to give them the gospel.  If you don’t remember anything else, if you don’t accomplish anything else, share the gospel.

Romans 9  Romans 10

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