Discouragement: Its Causes and Cure

Artwork for Hand Me Another Brick: Timeless Lessons on Leadership

As Nehemiah and the Israelites constructed Jerusalem’s wall, obstacles seemed to grow around them. Nehemiah 4:9–23 reveals that the most prominent among these problems was the disease of discouragement, which spread throughout the workforce like a plague.

Discouragement was an invisible force that inflicted the people with a loss of strength, loss of vision, loss of confidence, and a loss of security.

We all face discouragement, but it doesn’t have to take us down! Find your second wind with Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he explains how God’s people reunited, focused on God, and tackled their task head-on.