Discouragement, Another Cure

by admin ~ November 5th, 2016. Filed under: Brandenburg.

Last week I wrote about discouragement, and I said that one cure or solution to it is to think about the right thing. I didn’t mention in that short essay how that Paul said this was the cure for anxiety in Philippians 4, that is, to think on certain things. If someone is saved, and, therefore, has the Holy Spirit indwelling him, he has the cure for discouragement on the inside of him. If he is filled with or controlled by the Holy Spirit, then he has the positive disposition or attitude of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, etc. Discouragement or worry would not be on that list. Parallel to the control of the Holy Spirit, we know because of Colossians 3:16, is control by the Word of God, which comes from thinking and then living the Word of God. When you are controlled by the Holy Spirit, you are filled with the Spirit, then He, the Holy Spirit, will produce this disposition for you. This relates to a lot of passage of scripture that relate happiness to doing right. When you are doing right, you’ve got right things to see in your life right at the moment. It also means you are progressing, growing, and adding to your Christian life. That is how God intended you to live. You are being a success. If you have success to look at right now, you can be encouraged with that. That brings completion or fulfillment to your life. You are fulfilling God’s purpose for you, and you’re then happy.

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