When Women Are Feeling Discouraged…

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“When I get like this…I don’t want to go on.” “I should just leave now and just go home.” “Everything is happening today. My frig is on the brink and the car needs new brakes!”.  Obviously for these three women, today was not a good day. Hearing the discouragement, disappointment and resignation from women of varying ages who were facing obstacles in their lives struck me as being more the norm, than not. People are suffering the effects of a damaged economy.

Women in the workplace are being tested by their employers at jobs paying miminum wage only to be spoken to like children instead of adults and escorted out of the building when they speak out against the abuse.

 The elderly are discouraged when they find themselves pushed to the limit by the very institutions put in place to protect and care for them. An eighty old year woman cries out in despair as she’s whisked to therapy for business as usual. Because we’re only human, we get discouraged by the day to day grind. The refrigerator on the brink. The car needing a brake overhaul. The insaneness of sameness. Unforseen situations that causes a setback and affects our sense of balance.

We all have those days that we want to wish away.  Do not get stuck on sorrow. know if you’re terminated from your job? God has a better plan in store for you. You just have to keep your heart open and prepare to  receive his blessings.

Live a life of expectancy!

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5 thoughts on “When Women Are Feeling Discouraged…

  1. When you are feeling discouraged, it’s quite alright to have a pity party. You deserve it. Don’t wallow in it, though. After a good 6 hours, write down what’s bothering you and start mapping out a plan all while you’re praying.

    If it hurts too much, contact the one person in your life with good judgment, a positive attitude and a strong spiritual foundation.

    But try to keep your head up and stay encouraged. God’s got your back and will help you through.

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  2. Good message. It will get better. Maybe what we’re grieving is the loss (lack) of control. God’s in control. We need to trust and believe in the master plan and let the Holy Spirit do its work.
    Blessings, Clara!

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    1. You have got it right Marcie! When stuff happens as its bound to living life experiences, women have to know that “this too shall pass”. Do the “woe is me” thing for a moment. but know that God is in control and please work your master plan!

      Thanks for your message of encouragement!

      Clara.

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    2. Hi Mary- Thanks for a great insight… I agree that we can feel helpless and no longer in control when such situations occur. What we must remember & trust is that we are never alone as God is always holding us up and directing our path!

      Best,
      Clara.

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