Beating the Blahs

A thoughtful post by a friend.

From the Inside Out

“Stand with me and sing!” invites the enthusiastic worship leader on the church platform, while guitars begin an upbeat tune and drums rap out a foot-tapping rhythm.

Around me people sway a bit to the music, some raise their hands, others worship with eyes closed.

And though I, too, sway and raise my hands, I have to admit my heart’s not in it. For some reason, lyrics that have brought me to joyful tears on other occasions are not penetrating today.

My spirit seems paralyzed—no feeling whatsoever. Efforts to engage—focusing on the words and imagining my Heavenly Father on his throne, listening with parental pleasure—don’t seem to help.

What’s wrong with me? I wonder.

Perhaps you’ve experienced the same numbness in corporate worship, maybe during personal quiet time or at prayer. And like me, you’ve felt certain that something must be wrong.

Granted, we worship God to honor him. Our…

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Author: jimjudywycliffejourney

Jim and Judy have been with Wycliffe since 1984. They have served in aviation maintenance/management, motorcycle, and 4X4 training, recruitment, and facilities maintenance in multiple locations in the US and Africa. They currently work with America's Area, North Region, Scripture Access services team. They are a mobile USA team using the internet and face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American communities, Diaspora communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to Through this website, those who did not grow up speaking English can access the Bible and other Scripture resources in the language they understand best. Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their prayer or financial team by clicking on

2 thoughts on “Beating the Blahs”

  1. Jim, I didn’t see a response for my comment. Nancy

    On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 8:33 PM, Loveland, Nancy wrote:

    > To quote a blog completely, do you have to have their permission? I see > the cite but don’t see any permission to repost it. > Nancy > > On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:06 AM, Jim & Judy’s Wycliffe Journey> wrote: > >> jimjudywycliffejourney posted: “A thoughtful post by a friend.” >>


    1. When we each set up our blog sites we each can set if we want the ability for it to be shared by others by setting the post buttons at the bottom of each blog. When you look at my blog posts, go to the bottom of each one and you will see buttons where the reader can repost to their different sites. I think this must be called emplied concent to post.


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