Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances. — C. S. Lewis
I am getting old enough now that I am learning to distinguish between true doubt and just discouragement. Fortunately, doubt these days is way more infrequent than discouragement and discouragement has more to do with normal swings in mood and maybe even my blood-sugar level than any thing that could even approximate a rational reason for discouragement. Well, that is, other than my own weakness and misunderstands. It is not that the discouragement and doubt is not real, it is (maybe) that I have increased faith and know how to weather those periods better.
(h.t. Billy Squibs)