Sometimes they come in waves, without warning but crash with such force…in other instances they can attack with a subtle, silent pressure with weight that feels too heavy to tolerate. Often hard to shake but not impossible, and can travel like a cold front passing through to its next victim. The source is not always known nor the remedy always found…the blues can be so blue-ish. Some can will them away or prevent them from penetrating into their souls. We all have our attempts at fix-its yet sometimes there’s a place and purpose for those blues. For in those hues and tones, we hear our voice and cries which can give us focus and redirection or a time to just be still with our thoughts and listen to what we need to hear. In them, there is someone who cares. He is the lifter of our heads and knows your heart and cares for you. “Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.” (Psalm 4:1) God hears your prayers today. Where do you need relief from the Blues? How might God be using your blues to show you His greater purpose in your circumstance?