You know Blah-land...the place that we suddenly find ourselves inhabiting where everything appears gray and sad and all our senses are dulled.
It isn't a place God sends us. It is a place we send ourselves -- usually not on purpose. Often it is a by-product of living the dailiness of life without much thought. We wake up. We do what we do. We go to bed. Repeat.
If we don't consciously and purposefully see the unseen behind the seen we find ourselves surrounded by the blahs.
If we stay too long in Blah-land life starts to feel meaningless. We may even fall into the trap of despair. That is not good.
I didn't fall into that trap. God pulled me out of the Blahs and put me back where I needed to be -- conscious of Him and the Reality of the Unseen.
I cannot give all the details because I don't know all the details of how God works, but two things I came across really really helped (and I know they were from Him).
I was reading a novel last night called Beneath a Navajo Moon by Lisa Carter. I am a Vine Reviewer for Amazon. This means I get a few free books or products each month to try so I will write reviews on them. Carter's book is one of these things. I am only on page 30 so I can't tell you a lot about it except that a section on page 26 really touched me. When Carter wrote it she probably didn't think much of it, but God used it last night. The main character Erin Dawson thought of something her dad told her. He told her in order for a person to have a happy life they needed three things:
"Something to look forward to"
"Good work to do" and
"someone to love."
That got me thinking.
Then this morning I found myself in 2 Corinthians 4 - 6. Those chapters were the medicine I needed to see life clearly again. The Word of God is medicinal. Sometimes all you need to do is read the Word of God. It isn't just a book. It is alive and active and will cut out the stuff you don't need inside of you and restore what needs restoring.
The Hebrews writer writes this thought better than I do in chapter 4:
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12