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Don't Despair!

By F. W. Faber

    Discouragement is an inclination to give up all attempts after the devout life in consequence of the difficulties by which it is beset and our already numerous failures in it. We lose heart; and partly in ill temper, partly in real doubt of our own ability to persevere, we first complain and grow peevish with God, and then relax in our efforts to mortify ourselves and to please Him. It is a sort of shadow of despair and will lead us into numberless venial sins the first half hour we give way to it.