Have you felt any discouragement during your fatherless journey? If you have, it is completely normal. You are trying to conquer one of the hardest obstacles you will ever face in your life. When I was your age, I used to constantly deal with discouragement. Fatherlessness and discouragement go hand in hand. I used to be discouraged about my grades, sports, appearance, abilities, and much more. It was always hard to not worry about what people thought about me. People with good dads are usually very confident because their fathers instill confidence and encouragement into them. I remember being at an indoor soccer tournament and I was beginning to get discouraged during the game. After this discouragement came over me, a man from my church and a father of one of the girls on my team began saying some encouraging words to me, though he may not have realized it, this meant a lot. Another time I remember being at a camp as a CIT (Counselor In Training) and one of my pastors gave me words of encouragement, telling me he was proud of how I was working, again this meant a lot to me. These two men and a few others during my teen years helped me with my discouragement, but I was able to really begin conquering discouragement when I fully realized that through God I am sufficient. Psalm 55:22 tells us to “Cast our burdens upon the Lord, because He will sustain us.” Only God is able to help us in every moment of our life. By allowing God to deal with your discouragement, you too shall be able to look back and see what great things He hath done along your journey. I challenge you today to cast your burdens on the Lord for only He will be able to help you deal with your discouragement!
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