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Stay Encouraged by KP Yohannan

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Stay Encouraged K.P. Yohannan 2014 50 pages   Stay Encouraged is a booklet by K.P. Yohannan to remind us that when discouragement comes (and it will), look to God. The author says every circumstance is “an opportunity to seek the Lord and rely on Him.” Discouragement is Satan’s favorite tool. As founder of Gospel for Asia, K.P. Yohannan says their ministry receives an average of 25 letters a day from people contemplating suicide. The person always waits until they hear back because people want to be encouraged. “Discouragement and depression happen to a lot of godly people,” writes Yohannan. He goes on to cite numerous godly examples in the Bible who were so depressed they wanted to die: Jonah, Elijah, and even Paul. There was a big difference between then and now. In the Bible, people didn’t try to hide discouragement like we do today. Instead, they came to God and told Him. Psalms is...

The God Who Sees You by Tammy Maltby

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The God Who Sees You Look to Him When You Feel Discouraged, Forgotten, or Invisible Tammy Maltby 2012 240 pages   The God Who Sees You begins with the story of Hagar, who fled her abusive slave mistress and fled into the desert where she encountered God. She called Him El-Roi, “The God Who Sees Me.” We all reach points in life where we wonder if God really sees us. Does He see my suffering? Does He see my desperate need? Does He see my invisible heartache? Does He see ME? Tammy Maltby explores the idea of being seen by God and seeing God. She looks at the causes of our blindness that keep us from seeing God—or seeing that God sees us. Beautifully written, backed by Scripture, and tested in her personal experience, the powerful message of The God Who Sees You touches us at our point of need and teaches us to pass this healing message on to others: God sees...