“Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.” — Psalm 43:5 Message
I’m tired of being sad. I’m tired of being tired. What will I do?
When life losses its luster and disappointment weighs the heart, we typically struggle with feelings of sadness. Feeling sad isn’t bad or wrong. It’s a God-given emotion. But when sadness lingers, it can be hard to endure.
So what do we do?
“And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Happiness Tip #2: Believe that God works all things together for good
Heartache and tragedy are all around us. Just this week our hearts broke as we watched on the news images of Notre Dame Cathedral in flames. In moments of pain, we definitely need time to mourn. Grieving is healthy, and allows time to process our pain. One of the greatest truths to cling to during difficult moments is found in the Bible, in Romans 8:28: Continue reading “Happiness Tip [Believe God is Working All Things For Good]”
“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” — William Penn
Happiness Tip #1: Count your blessings
Life can be tough, and more often than not, we count our sorrows rather than our blessings. The result is often a troubled heart. Continue reading “Happiness Tip [Count Your Blessings]”
God turned my sorrow into joyful dancing, as you just saw in this video, which I choreographed and danced to give God glory and testify of His goodness and love! If you’re hurting and in need of hope, I’d like to invite you to read on. This is the story behind the video (set to the music “Praise You in This Storm”), which tells how I experienced God’s presence and power through praise and worship. I pray it will be an encouragement to you.