Sometimes the discouragement gets blown out of proportion, and begins to take on a life of its own. I started down that road, thinking that it must of been something that I had done, years ago, that caused this disagreeable action now. But I knew better. This discouragement was not one that I chose, someone else chose it, and it wasn't what I had done that caused it. People have a free will of their own! Regardless of who made the choice, it still hurts! It hurts me, it hurts them.
Why am I telling you this? I don't know. Hopefully when you are handed discouragements--things that you never expected--you will think clearer than I did yesterday. Don't give in to it. Pop back up with hope like the psalmist of old: