7 Positive Things You Can Do to Weather a Storm

7 Positive Things You Can Do To Weather a Storm
When storms comes, be strong and trust in God’s faithful promises and everlasting love for you!

With all the troubling news out there regarding Coronavirus, the flu, and natural disasters such as the recent tornado in Tennessee—we can easily become discouraged and fearful, and even feel helpless. We are all prone to such emotions. That said, we must never forget that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). He has also given us many wonderful and powerful tools to protect ourselves and our families, both emotionally and physically.

Here are 7 positive, powerful, practical, and proactive things we can do to help us weather life’s storms and overcome:
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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, Look Up!

A prayer for troubled hearts.

Encouraging words for troubled hearts . . .

Beloved of God, let not your heart be troubled. Look up! Lift your eyes above all the chaos and noise and discouraging news updates. Look to God. Trust him with all your heart. Talk to him continually. Hold fast to his faithful promises and love for you, and find peace…

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3).

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Pawz and Pray,

Sweet Jesus, help me to lift my thoughts above all the disquieting things around me. Help me to center my thoughts on you, and find peace. Amen. 

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When Life Hurts Cling to These 3 Powerful Truths

When life hurts cling to these powerful truths

Encouraging words for troubled hearts . . .

When life hurts, there are many powerful Truths in God’s Word to lean on. These 3 often bring me the most comfort. If you’re hurting today, for any reason, cling to these 3 powerful truths:
God is good,
God loves you,
God is with you!

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Sweet Jesus, when life hurts, help me to refocus on your goodness and love, and all your blessings. Thank you for being with me every moment of the day, for being my help, my anchor, and my hope. Amen. 

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How to Enjoy the Journey, Even When Life Hurts [The Key Lies in this Verse]

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”— Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11
Enjoy the Journey . . .

We’ve heard it said.

We’ve seen it written on cards or on social media.

We’ve had friends tell us, “Just relax, enjoy the journey.”

It’s an awesome encouragement, but, it’s not always easy to find joy in a painful moment, or along a broken road.

So, what’s the key to finding joy in life’s journey, especially when times are tough?

There’s so much wisdom out there to help us answer this question. But for me, the only wisdom I have found truly helpful comes from Jeremiah 29:11 . . .

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Are You In the Moment? [Happiness Tip]

Are you troubled by worry or regret? Jim Carrey said, “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” Learn about the benefits of living in the hear and now.

“Hellooo! Are you there?”

That’s me translating for my dog. It was a typical morning. My thoughts were racing ahead to all that needed to be done. My pup wanted me to throw him his ball however. He placed his head on my lap while I was trying to eat breakfast. Then he placed his big paws on my shoulders, so you can imagine that got my attention! Finally, I threw him his ball. You know how that goes. He brought it back for more, and more . . .

My thoughts drifted back to the “here and now.” It’s a less stressful place actually, the here and now. I stayed in the moment for awhile, enjoying playing with my dog.

Dogs are some of my favorite teachers, imparting wisdom into my life in ways I never thought possible! One of the most cherished lessons I’ve learned from my dogs is to live in the moment.

Dogs are masters of mindfulness. In other words, they are aware of their surroundings and what they’re doing moment by moment . . . and I believe that they extract the fullest joy from each moment. I think this is what gives them their carefree spirit.

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