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Christian & Missionary Alliance

When You Are Down and Out

Why we get discouraged:

  1. Absence from God's presence
  2. Taunts of unbelievers
  3. Overwhelming struggles

What should we do? 42:5, 11 are in the future tense - "I will YET praise him."

  1. Have confidence in God. KNOW that he will come through down the road.
  2. Wait for God. It is a discipline to wait. It takes effort to wait. It intrudes on our time and our will to wait. Therefore, we don't like to wait. It is a learned discipline. Learn to wait and not lose hope.