Feeling spiritually sluggish

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Feeling spiritually sluggish.          

Psalm 119: 105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.”                 

Extra Reading: Psalm 119: 56-105

There this that day when you get out of bed in the morning you just feel like leaving your everyday routines, are not that happy and feel spiritually sluggish. Perhaps you had an argument with your loved one before you got into bed, and never made time to resolve it. I must say that this happens to all of us. Some vent their frustration and anger by kicking their dog, throwing around their breakfast dish, and avoid saying ‘hello’ to their children. You just experience spiritual heaviness and you are not sure how to deal with it. I always believe that there are answers in the Bible to what we go through emotionally and spiritually. Let’s learn from the psalmist by running to God for help. He realized that there is not much he can do about his situation except to take it to God with a childlike faith, and said, “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.” Why can’t we do the same when we feel spiritually sluggish? Is it because we want to control the situation ourselves and not hand it over to God in prayer?

One best way of getting out of spiritual sluggishness is to feed yourself on God’s Word. Read it, memorize it, dwell on it, pray over it and you will get positive results. The Word of God is alive and injects new life in us. The Word alludes to God’s authority to govern His people. The Word of our God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8). Jesus once said, “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not (Matthew 24:35; Luke 21:33). This means that God’s Word can be trusted and is reliable. The Word of the Lord is upright (Psalm 33:4). God also asks questions about His Word. He asks, “Is not my word like a hammer? (Jeremiah 23:29); is not my word like fire?” (Jeremiah 23:29). This tells us about the power of God’s Word. The word of God is living and active (Hebrew 4:12). His name is the Word of God (Revelation 19:13). Please trust in the Word and have full confidence in it. If you do, you will not feel sluggish anymore.

Some people rush to the pharmacy to get some medication to deal with their situation, only to discover later that it was really not a medical challenge but a spiritual one. We need to trust God for wisdom in discerning what we go through at different times of our lives. His Word is our daily guide and we will never go wrong in following His leading. We shall be in a better position to understand ourselves better and serve God at a higher level. Remember that His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. This guarantees our safety and protection against stumbling along the way. As we go about our business of life in this world, we will find ourselves going through different emotions because the enemy of our souls is still prowling around the earth. That should not even make us fearful because we serve God Almighty who is bigger and stronger that all the small gods of this world. Rely on God’s Word today. Put your complete trust in Him. He will reveal Himself to you and provide guidance that you need each day of your life.

Prayer: God, our Heavenly Father, we thank you that you are our Guide. Praise your holy name. In Jesus’ name we declare it. Amen!

Rev. Samuel N. Modise

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