I read yesterday ‘Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord’ Ps 31:24. I know the Bible is full of words of encouragement and I believe all and every one of them. But there are still times of discouragement when things go wrong or when there is illness. Is a Christian expected to be joyous and full of happiness all the time? This might be true of some Christians but that doesn’t describe me. In spite of God’s many promises, which I fully believe, at times I still worry, question and feel ‘unChristianlike.’
That is when we and I really need to lean on the Lord and ask His Holy Spirit to help us. We can’t do it in our own strength. I have to remember that God never changes whatever mood I might be in. He has never once failed me. God never changes. For many years He has protected and guided; He will not fail me in the last few years of my life.