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Have you ever had those blah days, weeks, months, years… where life seemed joyless? I’m not a fan of blah.
Blah is defined by the dictionary as “a feeling of boredom, lethargy, or general dissatisfaction.”
Ugh. Blah is so blah and bland. Blah sucks away life and joy. There are times blah makes me anxious because I don’t like being blah. The blah just becomes too much, and I’ll sit and mope about being blah. Unfortunately, that only leads to more blah.
I can ponder the blahs all day, lay awake in the night and stare at my blahs, but I don’t want the blahs. I don’t want to live in a state of blah. Blah does not have state rights! So I’m thinking I need to do some blah banning.
Even the Psalmist had a case of the blahs, but he found a cure. “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance. ~ Psalm 42:5 (NKJV)
Hope in God!
When our focus is returned to God and praising God, the blahs are driven away. The truth of God and His promises, His facts, are the cure for the blah ailment.
If I’m blah because I don’t think things are going to work out, I can look to the truth of Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
If I’m blah because the energy is low, I can look to the truth that God “gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” ~ Isaiah 40:29 (NKJV)
If I’m blah because I wonder if my pitiful prayers are being heard, I can look to the truth “the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” ~ Romans 8:26 (NKJV)
When I’m blah because this world just seems to have too much trouble, I can look to what Jesus promised in John 16:33 “in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 (NKJV)
Even on the blahest days, we can find the hope needed to banish the blahs with the truth of God’s word!
From The Unnamed Devotional by Lisa Buffaloe