Discouragement

The Team of Horses Who Struggled to Start a Load (illustration)

As a country boy, I remember seeing a team of horses drawing a very heavy load of logs, and as they came to a hard place they struggled and strained every muscle, but they could not start the load. Then the driver took some of the logs off and tried to get them to start the load, …

A Legend Where Satan Sells His Tools (illustration)

There is a legend that Satan decided to get rid of a number of his tools, so he arranged an auction. There were envy, deceit, malice, sensuality, enmity, thoughtlessness, and many other tools which Satan had used successfully (priced very low). One piece, marked very high, was la …

Lost in The Desert (illustration)

Larry Olsen describes a man lost in the desert: “He has been out of food and water for days. His lips are swollen, his tongue is swollen, he’s all beat up and bloody. Some of his bones are almost peeking through. He has been scraped and beat up by the cactus, sand and sun. H …

Falwell - Never knew God to Use a Discouraged Person (illustration)

I once heard Dr. Jerry Falwell say, “I have never known God to use a discouraged person.” (Lou Nicholes in Ezekiel - The Exiled Prophet). …

Not Enough Darkness to Put Out a Candle (illustration)

"There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of one small candle.” This inscription was found on a small new gravestone after a devastating air raid on Britain in World War II. (Arthur Gordon - Encyclopedia of Illustrations #2659). …

Whitefield - More Important to Please God Than Men (illustration)

English evangelist George Whitefield (1714-1770) learned that it was more important to please God than to please men. Knowing that he was doing what was honoring to the Lord kept him from discouragement when he was falsely accused by his enemies. At one point in his ministr …

Sign - Why Walk Around Half Dead? (illustration)

Dr. Park Tucker, former chaplain of the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, told of walking down the street in a certain city, feeling low and discouraged and worried about life in general. As he walked along, he lifted his eyes for a moment to the window of a funeral …

George Whitefield on Discouragement (illustration)

English evangelist George Whitefield (1714-1770) learned that it was more important to please God than to please men. Knowing that he was doing what was honoring to the Lord kept him from discouragement when he was falsely accused by his enemies. At one point in his ministry, W …