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despair

a feeling of hopelessness.

despair

The eighth stage in Erikson's developmental theory; the opposite of ego integrity. The individual experiences sorrow over past life events and dismay over a foreshortened life.
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Elsewhere Allah says: "Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah.
In Quranic terms, much like hope that acts a vital role in the carnal and spiritual life of human, so does despair as a destructive and lethal agent.
Human's dismay in God's Mercy is among cardinal sins and He has denied him despair in a number of verses (Az-Zumar:53).
Muslim] How, then, could a true believer despair while he is promised of goodness in all circumstances?
In such a case, he would keep the following Quranic verse in his mind: {Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the Mercy of Allah.
But joy turned to despair in an instant for Sir Alex Ferguson and his side as just 13 seconds after their game ended Sergio Aguero scored for the Sky Blues in the 94th minute.
When the sinner despairs of the forgiveness of sins, it is almost as if he walked right up to God and said, 'No, there is no forgiveness of sins, it is impossible,' and it looks like close combat.
This fatalist's despair--as with the sinner who despairs of the forgiveness of sins-is exacerbated by the loss of possibility.
At the point at which salvation from despair transpires as a human impossibility, Anti-Climacus astutely identifies an implicit psychology of offense at work in the self which despairs of the forgiveness of sins: namely, offense against the divine forgiveness of sins--a forgiveness which, perhaps even due to its melancholy self-indictment, the self regards as "impossible" (p.
The text that we are examining in this article is but one of seven or eight texts in which Jeremiah struggles with his relationship to God--swinging back and forth between confidence and doubt, hope and despair (e.
Christians often feel uncomfortable in expressing despair and anger to God regarding suffering that has come their way.
The illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering are gray and shadowy to give the impression of despair and sadness.