The Blues

Blue is my favourite colour, except when it’s the blues of grief. Sometimes, the blues get so deep that we need to call our doctor, but most of the time we can dig ourselves out of the worst of it.

When I think of Biblical examples, Elijah (1Kings chapter 18-19), comes to mind. He set himself up for trouble when he chose isolation. We may be caught in the useless self-help of food, cigarettes, gambling, sex, shopping, and more as our security. These are so wasteful. We need to choose God over all things. 

This is how God set out to help his prophet, Elijah. First, he gave him a good meal. Better choices make for a better attitude.

Then, God caused him to think by asking these questions. “What are you doing here?” Ask yourself the same thing. What are we doing here, moaning about our situation instead of doing something about it.

And God gave him something to do. Honestly, if you want to help yourself, start out by helping someone else. You will be too busy to dwell on ‘poor me’. 

Always, God is our helper.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. (Psalm 46:1-2, AMP).

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