I find especially in the winter, I begin to feel blah, down in the dumps, like I am in a rut. Who else can stop these feelings but yourself. However, you need to have faith. Many people will just say, "snap out of it" or " you just need a change" How many people will tell you to pray on it?
Why art you cast down,O my soul?...Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.
It doesn't matter how bad life becomes, we must remember we always have blessing for which we can thank God. Today I want you to think of all the things you are thankful for. In this really bad economy, things sure are looking down. The recent plane crash in Buffalo. Many people have lost loved ones. There are times to mourn, however God wants us to rejoice in what we have. The more we fill our hearts with the sunshine of thanks, the less room there is for the gloom of despair.
It is difficult at times, I know. However the most thankful thing we have to look forward to as Christians is knowing that we are going to Heaven, in spite of our sins.
God shows us in many many ways His love. In the form of our family , our friends, our fellow believers. Keep your spiritual eyes and ears open and you will find the gift of His word to guide you.
Give thanks and you will find yourself lifed up in hope.