I believe in the power of good and evil. I believe in the existence of a benevolent Christ and a malevolent Anti Christ.
The Anti Christ (AC) is a thief, always seeking to entice us away from a SPIRIT filled life. The AC consistently attempts to shift our focus away from God and into:
Even now, I still battle these moods. It is interesting to note that when I discovered the Christ, my fundamental personality did not change. Rather, I just learned how to manage my feelings in a different way. Now, I try my best to rely on the Spirit to alter any sad feelings in real time.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalm 42:5
You may not feel happy today. But whether you feel happy or not, recite and believe the truths of God as chronicled in the Scriptures.
1 Timothy 6:12, NIV: "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
Say to yourself: I believe God's word is true and I will stay my soul on it, I will believe in it come what may! Never the LESS, I will believe. I will trust.
Then sit with God quietly, asking HIM to fill you with His Spirit. Don't move until you feel your countenance shift.
When you do these things, you will be on your way to escaping the mean reds and you will be able to continue Onward and Upward.
[PLEASE NOTE THAT It is important to pay attention to both your physical and mental health. It is always a good idea to contact a professional if you are feeling BLUE. But, as you seek out the perfect counselor, be sure to ask God to assist you in discerning the right advisor for you.]