May you sense God’s presence with you along your path today.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” —Psalm 16:11
When I’m feeling blue, my dogs motivate me to get out and walk. And when I do, I always gain fresh perspective and feel happier!
Life is tough, and more often than not we find ourselves sitting inside lamenting our problems in the dark rather than getting outside and letting nature and sunshine help us heal.
Personally, I think dog owners have an amazing advantage in this area. Dogs need their daily walks or playtime outside. What better motivator to lay aside our problems and get outside and hang out with our furry friends!
If you’re feeling sad or troubled in heart, I’d like to encourage you to get your walking shoes on, and get outside. Let your dogs lead you to beautiful places where nature soothes the weary soul and vibrant colors ignite feelings of hope. Breath in the fresh air and exhale any worry and fear. See God in creation, be encouraged, and give thanks.
There are countless amazing benefits to walking your dog. These are just a few I’ve found personally helpful.
Do you feel stuck in emotional or physical pain? Have you been waiting on God to offer answers or bring much needed relief?
Life is tough, there’s no doubt! But with God, we can be assured that difficult circumstances are not the end. With God, there is always hope.
As we enter into the Fall season, with all the leaves changing colors, I’m reminded of the famous quote—
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” — Gandhi
Father in Heaven, you are merciful and kind, loving beyond our comprehension! I lift up these precious souls, Ford and Kavanaugh, whom you created and formed in their mothers womb. Hold them close to your heart today, wrap them in your loving arms, speak to them in their inward parts about what is good, lovely, right, and pure. Continue reading “A Powerful Prayer for Kavanaugh and Ford”
When I’m struggling with emotional or physical pain that drags on and on, I typically want to look down and contemplate how unfair life seems. But I’ve learned from experience that doing the very opposite is the key to victory. The Psalmist writes, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).
But that makes no sense!
Yea, I get that. But why not look up? There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. Look to God, pray, meditate on His Word, give thanks, sing His praise, and contemplate His love for you. I know it’s hard to go against our natural instinct, which typically is to wallow in pain. I’ve been been there. But do me a favor, just peek upwards, go ahead, even for a moment…