January 24, 2020
When I Am Down God Encourages Me
2 Corinthians 7:6
But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus.
Discouragement is a part of life.
All of us face times when we get tired, discouraged, or even depressed.
Some people think that once you become a Christian, you should never feel discouraged or even have to face depression. Many Christians feel guilty when they struggle with discouragement. They think they should be able to live on a spiritual mountaintop every day of their life.
The truth is, no matter who you are, there are times when you will face discouragement.
Even the Apostle Paul faced a time of discouragement and depression. Although God greatly used the Apostle Paul, and he wrote much of the New Testament, he still had to deal with depression.
In the verses before this promise, the Apostle Paul describes how hard his ministry had been. He was tired and had gotten no rest. He had been opposed, faced conflict on the outside, and fear on the inside.
Even though Paul couldn’t see it, God was working to bring an encourager into his life. God brought Titus along to encourage and strengthen Paul.
The Christians life was never intended to be lived alone.
If you let Him, God will use others to encourage and strengthen you.
God brought Titus to strengthen Paul, and God will bring someone into your life to encourage, strengthen, and comfort you. God worked in Paul’s life, and He is working in your life today.
God never forgets you in your discouragement. He doesn’t chastise you, and He isn’t disappointed in you. God works behind the scenes to bring others into your life to comfort and encourage you.
Look at that promise again.
But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus. – 2 Corinthians 7:6
When you get discouraged or depressed, remember God is working on your behalf. You may not see it yet, but God may have a Titus just around the corner to encourage and comfort you.
Make this confession.
- Everyone faces times of discouragement and stress.
- I should never feel guilty about being discouraged.
- Though I may not see it, God is working to bring comfort and encouragement to me.
- My Titus is just around the corner.
In Jesus Name,
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Tomorrow is review day on the Daily Promise. We will review all the promises we looked at this week.
How has God encouraged you, or used you to encourage someone else? Share your thoughts below.