What if I don’t feel joyful?

The most important thing is to give yourself permission to feel whatever feelings you do have.  When we try to override them or silence them, they just seem to get stronger!  Hold them with compassion.  Find a place or a person to talk them through.  Then, if it is possible for you, light a candle.  Let the light fill your heart.  Hear God speak light to your feelings. – Pastor Trudy Stoffel