“Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” (Nehemiah 8:10, NLT)
The burden that God places on us squeezes the grapes in our lives and produces the wine, but most of us see only the wine and not the burden. No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of the God living within the human spirit; it creates an inner invincibility.
If your life is producing only a whine, instead of the wine, then ruthlessly kick it out. It is definitely a crime for a Christian to be weak in God’s strength.
(from My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers)