A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed? Proverbs 18:14 (The Message)
When one is crushed in spirit, there is at times a need that proceeds marshaling the forces of good, and optimism, and radiant cheerfulness. There may be a need to just acknowledge the problem. Scripture does that.
I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there’s one other thing I remember,
and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
There is a time for laughter, and a time for sorrow. There is a time to cheer up, and a time to just wait and notice: life can really hurt.