It seems there’s just more stress and even depression all around, mild or strong, than there was 4 or 5 months ago. It’s not surprising. And if we’re feeling it, or “sorta feeling it”, it’s good to acknowledge it.
But to people “going through stuff” St Peter speaks directly:
“So be truly glad.
There is wonderful joy ahead,
even though you must endure many trials
for a little while.”
Maybe easier said than done 🙁
But it is a realistic perspective 🙂
(Quotes from 1 Peter 1:6, New Living Translation, and from Smithsonian Facebook page)