I’m tired of being sad. I’m tired of being tired. What will I do?
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.
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”–Psalm 94:19
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.
Be encouraged. This too shall pass!
Heartache is tough … it hurts deep within the soul, weighs the heart down, and troubles the mind. But in our pain God offers us hope. That hope is His presence.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
Praying that any pain you’re experiencing will fade away, and that you’ll soon be feeling happier and healthier. In the meantime,
Fix your eyes on Jesus,
“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.” – Psalm 30:11
Are you feeling sad? Be encouraged. God can turn your mourning into joyful dancing! He did it for me, and He can do it for you.
Trust Him through the valley.
Know that He LOVES YOU.
Hold onto His promises.
Praise Him in the storm!