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Megan’s Music

Bible Blast: Read Psalm 121

I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!

Psalm 121:1-2

Do you know what it means to have “the blues”? It’s kind of like feeling blah or lonely or just kind of sad like Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh’s donkey friend.

I know a girl named Megan who has chocolate brown hair and dark, smiling eyes. She’s a gifted guitarist and singer, and she loves Jesus with her whole heart. When Megan feels “the blues” coming on, she sits in her room and strums her guitar. Sometimes she sings worship songs from church, and other times she writes her own songs to Jesus. To Megan, praising Jesus is more comforting than hugging a big, fluffy pillow.

I’m so proud of Megan because she knows where to get help when she feels kind of blah. She goes to Jesus. According to today’s focus verse, our help will never come from any other place. When we’re upset, it’s not always easy to praise and thank Jesus, is it? It might be easier to eat a ton of food, watch TV, or climb into bed and pull the covers over our heads. But to get real help, we need to turn to him.

If you’re like me, you may not have the ability to play the guitar or write songs. I love to put on my headphones and blast one of my favorite worship songs while I sing along. Are you a writer? Take time to write, telling God why you feel so blue. Do you love the outdoors? Go on a hike, and talk to Jesus out loud as if he were walking right beside you. Does art excite you? Grab a canvas or some paper, and create a picture that expresses your emotions. Are you a reader? Pick up the Bible, and start reading some psalms. You can even turn those psalms into prayers. Try Psalm 121!

When we feel like Eeyore, it’s super important to keep talking to God. He’ll give us strength and perseverance to get past “the blues.” He may even teach us something new about himself in the process.

Girl Gab: Mom, is there a time when you can remember choosing to worship God even though you didn’t feel like it? Tell your daughter about it. Daughter, what are some ways God can help you when you feel blue? How can you help a friend who’s feeling that way? Thank God for his help.

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