The word of the day is ‘doldrums’: a spell of listlessness or despondency. It came soon after a visit from it’s cousin ‘fear’ early this morning.
Laundry and sunshine and errands kept doldrums at bay as long as possible. However, evening soon set in and it was just the two of us: despondency and me.
Except there were really three of us: despondency and me and God.
So, regardless of what I am feeling, whether it is fear or doldrums that tries to make its home with me, there is One who has already made His home with me (John 14). And He will neither leave, nor be content to dwell with despondency. In fact, He gives the peace that drives it away. He is always good.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV
This Saturday song is from Andrew Peterson’s “Resurrection Letters: Prologue” album.