How to Get Out of Spiritual Funk
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Psalm 43:5 (NIV)
Ever find yourself struggling to believe the word of God, discouraged or not wanting to do anything with the things of God?
Well, you are not alone.
Every child of God goes through seasons in life where they want nothing to do with their walk with the Lord.
But here is the thing we cannot allow this spiritual funk to continue in our lives for long because if we do so, then we will end up opening up doors for the enemy in our lives. Like David, we need to bless the Lord and worship him even when we do not feel like it.
Spiritual funk is an inroad for the enemy to kill our faith and steal our blessings. We need to be on the lookout so that we do not stray from the things of God.
But how does one get out of Spiritual funk?
Find out the Root Cause
Most of us struggle with spiritual funk because our focus is on the wrong things. When all you do is focus on the challenges you are facing, then you will start to experience spiritual funk.
Our focus should always be on Jesus.
Today, choose to find out what is causing you to be in this state so that you can stop focusing on it and start focusing on God. (Colossians 3:1)
Admit How you feel to God
God knows you inside out, and he wants you to be completely honest with him. He loves you so much, he can handle your feelings and emotions. Instead of saying perfect prayers, surrender yourself to him by pouring out your heart to him.
Tell him what you are going through and how you feel about it. If you find it hard to admit straight up how you are feeling then buy a journal and write how you feel down. God will speak to your heart as you do this and help you to get out of the funk.
Maybe you do not want to hear this, but fasting will help you to get out of spiritual funk. Since your focus is on every other thing but God, fasting will help you to align your mind and will with God, and this will help you to put God above everything that is happening around you.
There are so many different kinds of fasts, so find out what works for you and spend time doing that.
Focus on the Future
The truth is, even though the thing that is making you experience spiritual funk seems big right now, it is only temporary. All the things of this world will pass away, but God will always remain to be God. (Matthew 6:16-18)
Shift your focus from what is going on around you to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith. Great things await the children of God, so focus on eternity instead of what is happening all around you.
All in all:
We all experience spiritual funk at some point, so don’t beat yourself up because you are experiencing it right now. Finding the root cause, admitting how you feel to God, fasting and focusing on the future are great ways for you to get out of the funk.