Sometimes you feel bad about yourself and you don’t even know why, right? Sometimes you feel a nagging sense of guilt or depression or shame and you can’t even point to a specific reason or sin that you did, right? Every now and then, your spirit just feels off. You don’t know what you did. You don’t know what brought this on, but you’re just in a funk.
What are you supposed to do in a time like that?
Well, the problem with most folks is that when they realize they’re in that place, they start to really examine themselves to try to find the cause. They look back over their week to see if they did something to deserve it. They look inside their own heart to try and find the messed up piece of the puzzle, but it doesn’t help. In fact, most folks pretty much wind up judging themselves, thinking they suck and then feel worse because of it.
1 John 3 says that we “set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us, for God is greater than our hearts and He knows everything.” - You see, sometimes you are going to be in a funk, and it’s okay. There may not really be a reason. It may just be the enemy messing with you - trying to make you feel guilty and confused and downhearted for absolutely no reason at all. At times like that, it’s good to remember the simple stuff:
God loves me. He knows everything about me and has forgiven me totally and accepted me completely. I am at peace with God because of Jesus. I don’t have to feel guilty. I don’t have to be ashamed of myself. I don’t have to be afraid. I am loved.