Welcome to the Doldrums

Welcome to the doldrums. The funk descends. God seems further away. Prayer is like a dropped call. If we hear God’s voice at all its like through a tin can phone. This is the place where everything you do excludes God and eventually, you may become angry and refuse God. The decision that must be made is simple: Do I have enought faith to seek God’s face even though I don’t think I’m being blessed? -or- Do I let selfishness take over and give up because we don’t have enough faith to rest on God’s promises? Sounds harsh, I know. However, God has a track record of keeping his promises:

” Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:5-7

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:7-9

“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Joshua 1:4-6

“May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us.”
1 Kings 8:56-58

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:4-6

Oh, what comforting promises! The funk will descend, but persevere! This is a race we are running! Don’t drop out yet! Remember the joy that came with your salvation! Remember the joy that God promises you, “…to have life, and … have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

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2 responses to “Welcome to the Doldrums

  1. Well written, good stuff, scriptual too. What is “funk?”
    God bless you

  2. Funk:

    n 1: a state of nervous depression; “he was in a funk” [syn: blue funk]

    Thanks for the comment!

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