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Conquer Discouragement

Divorce and its spin-offs are fraught with difficult challenges and discouraging situations. You know what I mean if you’re dealing with divorce. What you might not know is that there is reason to have hope.19848594_s

  • Yes, there is hope.
  • Yes, there are ways to build your courage.
  • Discouragement doesn’t have to be a permanent state.

In addition to becoming intentional about healing from divorce, and in addition to the daily life strategies I cover in this blog, here are a few critical things you need to know…

You Can Build Your Courage through Faith

When you feel weak…you can find strength in God,

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” (Psalm 59:16 NIV)

When you want to cry…you can cry out to Jesus,

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish.”  (Psalm 25:16-17 NIV)

When distrust seeps in…you can trust the Lord,

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust him.”  (Nahum 1:7 NIV)

When you are lonely…you can rest in the arms of the Holy Spirit,

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.   (Matthew 11:28 NIV)

When you are sinking…you can reach out and God will take your right hand and lift you,

Yet, I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.  You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.  (Psalm 73:23-24 NLT)

When you feel worthless…you can know the Father values you, indeed Jesus died for you,

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”  (John 12:46 NIV)

When hope fades…you can know that God has a future and a plan for good for you,

‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”  (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

God can heal your chaos, loss, and hurt. He can even use it for good,

Be still and know that I am God….”  (Psalm 46:10 NIV)

God is with you.  He will see you through all of life’s travails.  Seek him, trust him, and rest in him.

You Can Find Encouragement, Inspiration and Practical Help…

Hear what readers of Renee’s award-winning* book, Peace after Divorce have to say…

“I’m drawn to the sections called “Making Information and Ideas Work.” I appreciate the constant guidance to make the recovery practical.  Sometimes counseling sessions do not move from the theoretical to the practical.  Your book (Peace after Divorce) does an amazing job of this.”   Cyndy

“Fabulous reference!  Simple straight forward.  Just what I like.”  Christine

*Peace after Divorce has been recognized as an exemplary Christian self-help book by the 2013 Illumination Book Awards.  More reviews can be found on Amazon at the link below.

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