Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet believed (John 20:29)
There are those to whom no visions come, no moments upon the mount suffused with glory that never was on land or sea. Let not such envy the men of vision. It may be that the vision is given to strengthen an otherwise weak faith. It is to people who can live along the line of what others call the commonplace, and yet trust, that the Master says, “Blessed.”
When the low mood comes, open your New Testament. Read it imaginatively: stand on the shore at Capernaum; visit the home at Bethany; sit by Jacob’s well and in the Upper Room; look into the eyes of Jesus; listen to His voice; take a walk around by Calvary; remember the crown of thorns; then tell yourself (for it is true), “All this was for me! The Son of God loved me, and gave Himself for me.”And see of a passion of praise does not send the low mood flying.
“Praise and service are great healers.” When life grows sore and wounding, and it is difficult to be brave, praise God! Sing something, and you will rally your own heart with song!
“The darkest night has stars in it!”
adapted from “Springs in the Valley”