Today, I woke up feeling a bit off. It wasn’t a specific ailment or a precise emotional state, just a general feeling of “yuckiness.” Have you ever had one of those days? Where everything seems a little gray and off-kilter, and you can’t quite put your finger on why? Well, that was me this today.

Sometimes, we try to push through these days with sheer willpower, a forced smile plastered on our faces. 

After all, we’re human, created with a beautiful spectrum of emotions. Denying our feelings, especially in God’s presence, only creates distance. So, with a heart a little heavy and a voice a little shaky, I prayed. I poured out my “yucky” feelings and feelings of not feeling quite well to the One who knows me best.

Here’s the thing: sometimes, we have down days. It’s a part of life, and trying to force sunshine and rainbows can feel inauthentic. But here’s the beauty of our faith: even on those funky days, we can turn to God.

In moments like these, it’s easy to feel discouraged and wonder why we feel this way. But you know what? It’s okay to have down days. It’s okay to feel a little off, a little funky, without being able to pinpoint the exact cause. Life can be tricky sometimes, and it’s natural to have days when you don’t feel quite right.

So prayer became my conversation with a loving friend. I expressed my blah feelings and not feeling well and sought solace. Worship music started playing in my head, and I found myself singing along. You see, praise isn’t only reserved for mountaintop experiences. We can offer our worship to God through song, prayer, or even just a grateful heart, no matter the circumstance.

Maybe you’re facing a down day today, too. Don’t be discouraged, friend. Come to Jesus with your wobbly walk and your off-key song. He meets us right where we are, in the mess and the muddle. And through it all, our praise, like a sweet incense, rises to His throne.

Trials come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes, a “funky” off day is just a little trial. But even in those moments, we can find joy in the knowledge that God is with us, that He cares about our every feeling, and that our faith is being strengthened.


The next time you wake up with a case of the “yucks,” don’t despair. It’s okay to acknowledge it and bring it to God in prayer. And then, let the praise flow! Sing, dance (even if it’s just a little shimmy in your PJs), and remind yourself of the unshakeable love of our Father.

Because even on the funky off days, He is good, faithful, and worthy of our praise!

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  1. I often have days like these, I’m glad you found a way to banish the blues with your Lord.

  2. I think we all have off days, when we just don’t feel 100%. I’m happy to hear you’ve found a way to find the joy everyday.

    1. Thank you for your kind words Julie.

  3. Oh yes, I have had days like that when I just feel off. Every day can’t be an amazingly good day, I am glad you found a way through it. x

  4. I am so grateful that He is patient, faithful and so kind….even on my off days. Or especially on my off days:) Lately, I seem to be having more off days. Too many off days. I am thankful for a patient husband, kind friends and, yes, a sweet Heavenly Father. Hope you are feeling better this morning and that you will enjoy your Memorial Day Monday!!

    1. Thank you Jen. Yes, I’m feeling better. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  5. Hang in there!! I hope you are feeling better today. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Heather. Yes I’m feeling better. I enjoyed visiting over at your place.

  6. Thank you for saying that “down days” are OK! I think the older I get, the more I am able to be kind to myself on those days…but I still appreciate the reminder.

    1. You’re so welcome Amy 🙂

  7. I call those “blah” days, my “Pay attention days”; these are the days I am forced to slow down – so, I figure Elohim wants to grab my attention for His 😉

    {{So prayer became my conversation with a loving friend. I expressed my blah feelings and not feeling well and sought solace. Worship music started playing in my head, and I found myself singing along}} 🙂

    Hang in there, Friend! Have yourself a funtastic weekend!


  8. I would be surprised if someone never had yucky days. It seems to go with being human. Have a great weekend!

  9. stickymudandbellylaughs

    Sorry you had a yucky day Paula. We all have them. I hope this week has been kind to you and that you are feeling much brighter.
    Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 #MMBC

  10. Hope you are feeling better today. Take care.


  11. There are many days I wake up feeling this way with no known cause. Thanks for sharing.

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