Discouragement: Reasons and Answers by K.P. Yohannan

Aug 13

Discouragement: Reasons and Answers by K.P. Yohannan

Despair. Discouragement. Disappointment. We each encounter these dark obstacles in life. Sometimes we become stuck in them. K.P. Yohannan offers some biblical advice on how to overcome discouragement.

He begins by uncovering the deceptions involved in discouragement. This is the Deceiver at work, clouding our ability to see good and fixing our eyes on difficulties.

The second chapter covers the reasons for discouragement. Sometimes we know what brought on our despair and other times we feel stuck in a fog. Identifying the reason for our discouragement helps s work through it to come out the other side quickly.

“When we are depending on ourselves, God will often use discouraging circumstances to show us our need for Him.”

–K.P. Yohannan, Discouragement: Reasons and Answers

 

After that, the author shows us the way to victory. He encourages the reader to not sit there and take it passively, waiting for God to help. He urges us to engage in the spiritual battle and stand firm amid the attack of discouragement. The thing I appreciated most about this short book was that the author gave specific examples of what standing firm against discouragement might look like.

“In Jesus’ name, I stand against this demonic attack. I am worth something to God, and I am made in His image. I am not going to let the devil destroy me. I belong to Jesus. I am His child.”

–K.P. Yohannan, Discouragement: Reasons and Answers

 

Finally, we read about experiencing encouragement in Christ. This section is loaded with promises and affirmations from the Bible to focus our hearts on positive truth.

Like any other book by K.P. Yohannan, I heartily recommend this one for your enrichment.

Unless you choose to fight and stand in truth, your battle won’t be won. If you sit by passively and say, “God will help me,” you will stay emotionally sick and mentally tormented. You have to respond and stand firm. You must choose not to accept despair.

–K.P. Yohannan, Discouragement: Reasons and Answers

Discouragement: Reasons and Answers

K.P. Yohannan

2014

52 pages