Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” This season of pandemic has brought discouragement and despair to many. Some have grown weary and lost heart. Jesus told a parable in Luke 18 “to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart” (v. 1). The synonyms are many, but they all carry the same basic idea: discouragement, or losing heart. Along with it comes things like despair, depression, hopelessness, etc.