Despair

THE FEELING OF HOPELESSNESS
by Pastor Bill French
 
2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6 (NIV)
FOR THOUGH WE LIVE IN THE WORLD, WE DO NOT WAGE WAR AS THE WORLD DOES. 4 THE WEAPONS WE FIGHT WITH ARE NOT THE WEAPONS OF THE WORLD. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY HAVE DIVINE POWER TO DEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS. 5 WE DEMOLISH ARGUMENTS AND EVERY PRETENSION THAT SETS ITSELF UP AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND WE TAKE CAPTIVE EVERY THOUGHT TO MAKE IT OBEDIENT TO CHRIST. 6 AND WE WILL BE READY TO PUNISH EVERY ACT OF DISOBEDIENCE, ONCE YOUR OBEDIENCE IS COMPLETE.
Despair is the third stronghold Of the six most common
Six Strongholds: Rejection, Anger, Despair, Fear, Abuse, Self-hatred.
The Bible is filled with messages of encouragement that provide hope if do you think on the word of God and put it into Action.
 
Here are five verses to help you on whatever trial you’re going through.
 
1.James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
 
2. Psalm 34:19 “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”
 
3. Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
 
4. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
 
5. 2Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

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