I will always be sad and depressed.
My inheritance as a child of God’s is joy and hope. He can heal my pain, lift my burdens, and replace my mourning with joy.
Truth of Scripture
“Sing for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their suffering.” (Matthew 10:29-31); “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11); “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit… ” (Deuteronomy 7:6); “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair” (Isaiah 61:1-3).