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.
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Ford and Kavanaugh, a powerful prayer…
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”
I will lift my eyes to the hills…
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…
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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,
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“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!
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YOU ARE A VIP . . .
If you’ve experienced rejection, heartbreak, loneliness, isolation and similar feelings you may be tempted to think otherwise. But the truth is, you are a VERY important person.
Not because I said so, but because God said so. Better said, God showed you so when He sent His Son into to the world to reveal His love. When Jesus hung on the cross He thought of you ❤️
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