“And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou has testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear also at Rome.”
Are you feeling unhappy and depressed because of some problems and difficulties you are encountering? It could be at work or school, your marriage, or for no reason.
Paul faced great opposition and persecution from the Sadducees and the Pharisees, who wanted to kill him. In this instance, forty men had vowed that they would not rest till they had killed Paul.
Naturally, being human, he became depressed, but God appeared to him and said, “Cheer up.” The presence of God is not determined by your moods but by His Word. Even if the situation does not change, He will give you grace to sit through the storm till it blows over.
Smile, for this too shall pass. Pray to God for grace to go through difficult periods and dark valleys in your life!