That feeling when a full night of sleep just wasn’t enough… That feeling when hours of television leaves you less motivated… That feeling of being emotionally drained… That feeling when your day is summed up by a to-do list, rather than by its memorable experiences…
You walk into Sunday Service, but feel drowned in discouragement.
You reluctantly open up your Bible, only to be burdened to appease God’s supposed disapproval of you.
Thinking about God stresses you out.
Worship is frustrating.
You feel blocked. Afraid. Pressured. Apathetic.
All of these are common soul issues that keep us from diving into the pleasures of prayer. And, by soul, we are referring to our mind, will, and emotions (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
If you are resonating with any of the above, I pray you find encouragement in knowing that this merely a stepping stone in your journey with Jesus. As long as you breathe, God is not done with your life!
In the meantime, the following are some practical steps to navigating through the deep waters of your soul.
All throughout the Bible we see that God is pleased by faith and displeased by lack of faith. Sometimes, this confuses some that wonder why He would be so harsh with those that just can’t seem to trust Him wholeheartedly.