A man believes that He must suffer as an answer to prayer. That mindset bothers me, especially after my own deliverance because it was how I was taught to believe in church. I actually felt closer to Daddy if I was depressed which is nothing more than a sneaky lie of the enemy to steal my joy. Now, I go to the Lord in praise knowing He can’t give bad things from heaven. It is through joy and sorrow both, that I can feel His presence but it certainly doesn’t mean I will stay down to feel connected to One who is so much higher than me. I long to reach upward and receive his loving embrace.