But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus.
2 Corinthians 7:6
Comfort When Discouraged
We all face times of discouragement, but God is working to encourage and strengthen us during those times.
Discouragement is a part of life. All of us face times when we’re tired, discouraged, or even depressed.
Some people think that once you become a Christian, you should never feel discouraged or 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.
We All Face Discouragement
The truth is, no matter who you are, there are times when you face discouragement.
Even the Apostle Paul faced times of discouragement. Although God greatly used the Apostle Paul and wrote much of the New Testament, he still had to deal with discouragement.
In the verses before this promise, the Apostle Paul describes how hard his ministry had been. He was exhausted and discouraged. He had been opposed, facing conflict on the outside, and fear on the inside.
God is Working
Even though Paul couldn’t see it, God was working to bring an encourager into his life. God brought his friend Titus along to encourage and strengthen him.
God never meant for the Christian life to be lived alone. God will bring others into your life to encourage and strengthen you if you let Him.
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 is working in your life today.
In your times of deepest discouragement, God never forgets you. He doesn’t chastise you, and He isn’t disappointed in you. God knows your weaknesses more than you do. He 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
Make these confessions.
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,
When you get discouraged or depressed, remember God is working on your behalf. You may not see it yet, but God has a Titus just around the corner to encourage and comfort you.
As always, thank you to all our ministry partners and those who support The Daily Promise. You are such a blessing to me and this ministry. Thank you for helping me share the promises of God around the world.
How have you experienced God’s comfort when you needed it?(Share your answer in the comment section below).
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