Feelings of sadness will surprise you on occasion. Some event may trigger them, or not — they may appear, apparently, for no reason. Physical tiredness or a period of intense serving or giving to others may cause them. Rest, physical exercise, and healthy foods may help you recover, but, above all, realize that God’s intent to bless you has not change. O Soul, your feelings are not an accurate gauge of reality. Penetrate the thick mud of melancholy to break through to the joy of the Holy Spirit. That joy holds your faith pointed along the route of the glory of God.

What say you?