She wasn’t feeling right spiritually. Something was wrong but she couldn’t find the words to describe it. And she couldn’t think of any reason why she should feel that way. She had confessed all her sins, forgiven everyone, and had not neglected her time with God.
You have a cold.
What? No I don’t. I’m not sneezing or coughing or anything.
Not a physical cold. A spiritual cold.
A spiritual cold? What is that? How does a person’s spirit sneeze?
Think of it this way. Can you remember your first physical cold?
No, I was just a baby.
How does a baby feel when she has a cold?
Exactly. And what does that baby think when she has a cold?
Probably that she’s uncomfortable and doesn’t know why because she’s too young to understand colds.
Kind of how you’re feeling spiritually right now?
Just like a physical cold, this spiritual cold won’t last, and it will make you stronger as your spirit learns to handle the virus that caused it.
So good will come out of this cold – this spiritual cold? I may not feel well, and I can’t do anything to make it disappear, but at the end, I’ll be better off?
You got it! Read Romans 8:28 when you get a chance.
She didn’t wait. She got out her Bible and read, “All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”
Even spiritual colds.
So even though she still had the cold, she rejoiced in God’s amazing promises and the work He was doing in her.