I have been struggling lately with a slight case of “the blues”. I wouldn’t call it depression, a slight sadness maybe, but I have just not felt fully “well” lately. It’s not so much a physical thing as an emotional one. Although sometimes one lies like a companion to the other, if only in our minds.
Maybe you have been there? One of those times when you can’t quite put my finger on the underlying reason behind your melancholy. Nothing terrible has happened in my life, no death, no major illness, etc. just a weighty feeling of sadness. In the past I may have given into the feelings or my “funk” and pulled away from family, groups and even God. But today I am pursuing a much more constructive way to deal with my feelings. I am diving into the word and the arms of Jesus. Spending extra time in His quietness and peace. It may be possible that this is exactly what He is asking of me, to spend quality time with Him. Maybe I just haven’t been listening.
Today in my daily devotional I read about the approach God sometimes uses to speak to us in the “shadows of life”. For there are times that is the only place certain lessons can be learned. And recently my small group has started the study “The Power of a Whisper”. Coincidence? I think not. Its God’s perfect timing! Spending more time with Him to hear his whisper might just be exactly what I need. So today I hold on to these scriptures:
Psalm 42:5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.