When You Feel Hopeless and Discouraged, You Need To Cry Out To Jesus

I have so much fun talking with you! Most afternoons, I share “One Truth” on my radio show. As you tune in for hope and inspiration, I can always find the same from my online friend Kim Jones-Pothier.

Not too long ago, she said:

Never be afraid or embarrassed to struggle! We’ve all been in a struggle. There is absolutely no shame in working hard to get to where YOU want to be. God loves you so much…receive that!

While Kim’s message is short, it really resonated with me. We all struggle with small things and major things. It can be health or finances, work issues or personal doubt, family or relationship problems. In my life, I’ve dealt with all these things. In the process of these struggles, I’ve tried to guess how to proceed. I’ve read books, searched online for advice, and tried every solution I could find. Yet, nothing seemed to work.

Faced with this frustration, it’s easy to give up and feel hopeless and discouraged. The right answer is to realize that there is hope in Jesus. Instead of giving up, we need to reach out to Jesus with every ounce of our faith. Have you struggled with countless problems without success? Have you tried “everything” and nothing seems to work?

It’s time to cry out to Jesus.

Tell Him your needs, frustrations, and problems. Obey His Word and believe that He can meet your needs. In every area of your life, He can give you a new beginning. He loves you!

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.Isaiah 43:2 (ESV)

Chad Mitchell

Afternoon Show Host, STAR 99.1

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  1. Bernie Katz on January 26, 2023 at 9:58 am

    PRICELESS!!! Wow most needed message today!!!

  2. Chad Mitchell on January 26, 2023 at 11:22 am

    You got it, Bernie! Thanks so much for being a member of the Star 99.1 family!!!


  3. Pootchina on January 26, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Thank you . I needed that today. I am actually at the hospital with my daughter. But God is faithful. And He will make a way.

    • Chad Mitchell on January 26, 2023 at 1:34 pm


      As I read your message, I couldn’t help but hear Cain’s song “Yes He Can”! Praying for your daughter and you…


  4. Amanda on January 28, 2023 at 9:38 am

    As I have grown older I have found a new and exciting relationship with God and Jesus. We embrace his love in our home. My son is 16 and was recently baptized and is forming a lasting relationship with the holy father and his son. I listen to the station every day and the songs fill me every morning with love and hope.

  5. Sheila Curry-Bryan on February 17, 2023 at 10:33 am

    A MOST timely post for me during this stage/season of my life. I’ll apply the principle discussed as I pray the ACTS Prayer model (=Adoration-Confession [includes feelings, frustrations, etc.]-Thanksgiving-Supplication [=requests/petitions]).

    Keep up the great INSPIRING work!!

  6. Victoria on March 13, 2023 at 10:16 am

    I listen to Star99 everyday. The songs and some times the comments from you all encourage me to continue everyday going forward to the path that God has given me. Thank you.

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