“The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41)

Yesterday I felt blah all day. I can’t explain the cause,other than the gray days we’ve been experiencing in Sun City makes me want to stay under the covers. I tried everything to shake it loose, like singing out loud, reading a novel, working out, preparing a nice meal, and taking a long nap. Nothing seemed to help.

Sometimes, my blahs are spiritual attacks. This happens when my prayer life has suffered and I assume an “I can do it by myself” attitude. There are warning signs to spiritual blahs that are similar to depressions you might recognize the signs: skipping church, reading the Bible and not retaining anything, or failing to talk to God. And, you may experience physical fatigue, as the body, mind, and soul are interconnected.

I find it interesting that experts say there are two times in your life when you are vulnerable—when you have nothing and when you have everything. Today, I lack for nothing in my life. God has provided me with financial means and the comforts of housing and transportation. I have an abundance of family and friends, places to go and things to do. When at a spiritual low, I try to think of the blessings God has provided me.

This morning, I awoke to a streak of sunshine coming through the blinds and the blahs were gone.

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings especially when I’m feeling blah. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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