Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you were able to live in continual joy, not letting transitory feelings of sadness and despair creep into your heart where they can make themselves at home? You do not have to go there, dear child. Learn to guard your heart from such things. When these temptations come knocking, demanding to come in, slam the door and call My name.
Since this stuff sneaks in from the inside, it’s easy to assume it belongs there. And You’re right, once it gets in, it plops right down on the couch and puts its feet up. Knowing this makes all the difference. My hand is already on the door.