Have you ever heard of the “Doldrums”? Sailors of the past dreaded the doldrums, it was bad news — it occurred when their sailing ships hit areas of complete calm where the winds disappear altogether, trapping the boats for periods of days or weeks. Colloquially, the "doldrums" are a state of inactivity, mild depression, listlessness, or stagnation.
Are there times when you feel uninspired, unexcited, weary?
We seem to just run out of steam and even thinking about cooking dinner is almost impossible.
I certainly have and I am sure you have too.
It can hit us when we least expect it and pull us down quickly. It happens to women at home, women who go off to work, women with children and women with no children. This feeling of weariness and being uninspired can hit any of us throughout the year, it doesn't not discriminate. What is important to remember is that this is normal and all women feel this way from time to time. However, remaining in this state of mind is not healthy and we need to get out of it as soon as possible and of course there is an answer . . .
. . . it is at these times we need to draw closer to God and spend more time in pray, pouring out our frustrations, sharing our troubles. God listens even when we sit in silences, even when we say very little or shed a tear. And in no time at all you (and I) will feel so much better.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Bathing in the Word of God by reading the bible, listening to hymns as you work (which I am doing now as I write), reading inspiring Christian books, going for a quiet walk or chatting and laughing with other christian women (especially over tea and cake😊) can all make the world of differences and help us out of the doldrums. It will be like watering the flowers after a hot spell in summer — you will feel like a "well watered garden" ready to go.
Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden. Jeremiah 31:12
It is still January and we have many more months in the year. Be ready when the doldrums hit and you run out of inspiration and energy. Don't just sit there feeling sorry for yourself, start praying and drawing closer to God as He is your answer to all your problems this year.