Do you feel good today? I hope so. It’s nice to feel good, but we have become a society that strives to feel good. We expect our doctors to make us feel good. We look to our politicians to give us what we need to feel good. Teachers want students to feel good about themselves, and even churches advertise that they “lovingly affirm us” so that we feel good about coming. God never promised that we would always feel good. Certainly, there is nothing spiritual about feeling bed. That is not the point. But nowhere does God give us a promise that we would always feel good. He does, however, promise that He will never leave or forsake us; that His strength and grace are sufficient for all of our needs; and that we can have His peace and joy regardless of our circumstances. That is a far better promise than just making us feel good.