Discourage ( Separate page )

     Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word  .  .  .

                    D i s c o u r a g e              ( 14  RELATED  PHRASES )               

          The  word  'discourage'  appears  655  times  in  the  writings  of  Ellen G. White              See page from original website                                 the word 'Discouragement'  appears 1,112 times  ( see below )

+++    Discourage   ( 655 )      >    must not discourage our brethren  ( 6 )
                                                ►   Discourage one another   ( 7 )
                                      +    discourage and dishearten  (  )
                                      +    never discourage  (  )


     Discouraged   (  )    under construction
        >   we are not to be discouraged  ( 15 )
        >   never be discouraged  (  )
Those who can see the weakness and mark the faults of an erring one have a special responsibility to try to help him. If they push him off and crowd him away, I am to hold out to him the hand of hope, that he may grasp it, and never let go. I am to say to him. Never be discouraged. I am to tell him of his mistakes manifesting the kindest sympathy. Thus a soul may be saved, and a multitude of sins hidden; for if he confesses his faults, the Lord will pardon him. And from his own experience he will learn how to deal with others who make mistakes.  {15MR 168.2}  Dealing with the Erring


                  D i s c o u r a g e m e n t             ( 1,112  times )               


+     Discouragement  ( 1,112 )     
                    >  Great discouragement  (  )   >  under great discouragement
                    >   utter discouragement  ( 20 )  >  through utter discouragement  ( 4 )
+     Bring Discouragement   ( 22 )
+     Let no discouragement   ( 10 )
+     time of discouragement  (  )
++   Spirit of Discouragement  ( 2 )
+     Word of Discouragement   ( 18 )
When discouragement presses heavily upon you, read the following scriptures: ... { HP 124.4} 
“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? ... Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” ( Psalm 42:7-11). { HP 124.5} 


                             Related  Phrases                             
+   Dissappointment  (  )    >   Bitter disappointment  ( 76 ) 
                                             >   Disappointed
+   Dishearten  (  )   >   disheartened  (  )


     My  personal  favorites

The Hebrews now remembered how once before, when their forces had gone to battle, they had been routed, and thousands slain. But they had then gone in direct opposition to the command of God. They had gone out without Moses, God's appointed leader, without the cloudy pillar, the symbol of the divine presence, and without the ark. But now Moses was with them, strengthening their hearts with words of hope and faith; the Son of God, enshrined in the cloudy pillar, led the way; and the sacred ark accompanied the host. This experience has a lesson for us. The mighty God of Israel is our God. In Him we may trust, and if we obey His requirements He will work for us in as signal a manner as He did for His ancient people. Everyone who seeks to follow the path of duty will at times be assailed by doubt and unbelief. The way will sometimes be so barred by obstacles, apparently insurmountable, as to dishearten those who will yield to discouragement; but God is saying to such, Go forward. Do your duty at any cost. The difficulties that seem so formidable, that fill your soul with dread, will vanish as you move forward in the path of obedience, humbly trusting in God.  Patriarch and Prophets, page 437.2


There are those who have known the pardoning love of Christ and who really desire to bechildren of God, yet they realize that their character is imperfect, their life faulty, and they are ready to doubt whether their hearts have been renewed by the Holy Spirit. To such I would say, Do not draw back in despair. We shall often have to bow down and weep at the feet of Jesus because of our shortcomings and mistakes, but we are not to be discouraged. Even if we are overcome by the enemy, we are not cast off, not forsaken and rejected of God. No; Christ is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Said the beloved John, "These things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." 1 John 2:1. And do not forget the words of Christ, "The Father Himself loveth you." John 16:27. He desires to restore you to Himself, to see His own purity and holiness reflected in you. And if you will but yield yourself to Him, He that hath begun a good work in you will carry it forward to the day of Jesus Christ. Pray more fervently; believe more fully. As we come to distrust our own power, let us trust the power of our Redeemer, and we shall praise Him who is the health of our countenance.  Steps to Christ, page 64.1


God will have men who will venture anything and everything to save souls. Those who will not move until they can see every step of the way clearly before them will not be of advantage at this time to forward the truth of God. There must be workers now who will push ahead in the dark as well as in the light, and who will hold up bravely under discouragements and disappointed hopes, and yet work on with faith, with tears and patient hope, sowing beside all waters, trusting the Lord to bring the increase. God calls for men of nerve, of hope, faith, and endurance, to work to the point.— The True Missionary, January, 1874. { Ev 63.1} 
We are nearing the end of the earth's history, and God calls upon all to lift the standard bearing the inscription, "Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." He calls upon His people to work in perfect harmony. He calls upon those engaged in our medical work to unite with the ministry; He calls upon the ministry to co-operate with the medical missionary workers; and He calls upon the church to take up their appointed duty, holding up the standard of true reform in their own territory, leaving the trained and experienced workers to press on into new fields. No word is to be spoken to discourage any, for this grieves the heart of Christ and greatly pleases the adversary. All need to be baptized with the Holy Spirit; all should refrain from censuring and disparaging remarks and draw near to Christ, that they may appreciate the heavy responsibilities which the co-workers with Him are carrying. "Press together; press together," are the words of our divine Instructor. Unity is strength; disunion is weakness and defeat.  {CH 517.3}


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