When Your Public Face Betrays Your Private Heart

Inspired by Holistic Wayfarer’s thought-provoking post, I share this with those who may cross my path and assume I have it altogether.  I may well be rehearsing and meditating on the following to keep from falling apart:

Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem!  The LORD has taken away your punishment; he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm. On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”  Zephaniah 3:14-17, NIV