We all have had opportunities to feel disappointed and discouraged when things did not turn out as expected. Disappointment that is not dealt with can turn into discouragement; prolonged discouragement leads to devastation. This is a painful place to be. Many Christians are devastated by situations because they have not learned how to deal with disappointment. However, living this way is not God’s will for us. The Holy Spirit lives in all born-again believers; therefore, we are able to overcome negative emotions. Following the Spirit’s lead keeps our spirits light and gives us victory in the emotional realm.
How to Deal with Discouragement