I’ve often wondered if someday scientists will discover that different foods affect moods. Maybe oranges contribute to bright moods and paprika makes you nervous and eating olives in combination with milk is a real downer. I know that’s silly but how come one morning you wake up naturally cheerful and another morning in a blue funk?
“Mood swings” is a good name for the ebb and flow of emotions when there is no good reason for the change. Sometimes when I wake up feeling absolutely superb I don’t delve into it too much; I just enjoy it!
But here’s something to think about: even if you wake up in a bad mood for no apparent reason you can look up. “I will lift up my eyes to the hills-from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1). It is comforting to know that God is not affected by “moods” and that from where He is help is always available.
I like knowing that my mood swings don’t matter more than a hill of beans in the long run. What matters is the hill where HE sits. I can look past any gray around me because the God who made heaven and earth is on the throne and He’s looking out for me.
If I ever find out that eating more carrots will keep me in a perpetual good mood; sure, I’ll eat more of them. In the meanwhile, I will keep looking up!