“Always be joyful.”
We are always being something, so why not be joyful?
Sometimes it feels like we have no choice but to be grumpy, bitter, resentful or depressed. And in these dark states of thought, it can seem like there is absolutely nothing to be joyful about. But we don’t have to stay there. The despondency of mortal mind is a type of mesmerism that would deny God’s goodness at work and make us think we’re not loved and cared for. And it’s a lie!
God is always present loving, sustaining and supporting us.
Like the earth supports our feet whether we are aware of its presence or not, God is always supporting our life, giving us what we need to continue, to go and to grow.
So, if anything, when times look depressed or discouraging, we can be assured that God is there working out valuable spiritual lessons that take us to a better place. That alone is a fact to be joyful about. The light always dawns after every night.
Your light is dawning. It’s inevitable. And a cause to rejoice.