Philippians 4:4 says, "rejoice in the Lord always, and again I will say rejoice".
I often tell my children, and the children at my school, "if you are sad, just smile. Even if you don't feel like it, smile. Soon you will start to feel better."
We know we are called to rejoice in the Lord always. We are to praise God, even in the storm...
This is no easy task. Life often gets us down. The storm rises up, and it is hard to free yourself from it. If you are stuck in the storm, whatever it may be, this is a reminder to start small. Sometimes we have to go back to the basics, and that's ok.
Wake up and look for the little blessings God gives you each day...the act of waking up, taking each breath, the sunrise, the quiet while your coffee is brewing, the warm steam in the shower...recognize them as God, and give thanks. I pray soon you will see more of God each day and less of whatever is weighing on your heart.
We love a God who will never let us go. It is never too late to start again. Smile. Even if you feel like you can't....you are not alone. We've got this and God has all of us.