Why are you cast down, O my soul? … praise Him, Who is the health of my countenance and my God.  – Ps 42:11

Reflection. The thoughts that you think are the direct cause of your emotional life.  Like thunder follows lightning, so do feelings follow thoughts.  You cannot control your feelings by sheer will power, but you can control your thoughts.  Think positively.  With the help of your faith, your feelings will soon brighten up.

Prayer. Lord Jesus, so often when people are in pain, they feel as if they are abandoned or are being punished.  Help me to see that feelings are not facts in these matters.  Help me to be joyful.