Disappointed? Often! Discouraged? Sometimes! Defeated? Never!

Scott Peck’s famous book, The Road Less Traveled, opens with the words:’Life is difficult.’ He says we’ll never get on top of life until we accept this fundamental truth, but when we do accept it, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters, because when we actually confront that fact we grow mentally and spiritually. ‘That,’ he says, ‘has always been a major theme in the great religions, especially Christianity.’
Nobody summed it up better than the Apostle Paul who said: ‘We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We are knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.’ In other words he was saying: Disappointed? Often! Discouraged? Sometimes! Defeated? Never!

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