“If you’re going to rise, you might as well shine.” —unknown
Happiness Tip #10: Rise and Shine!
One of the best ways to find happiness is not to seek it, rather it’s to share it. Be thankful, be generous, be helpful, offer a word of encouragement to someone in need, rise and shine and share God’s love. Continue reading “Rise and Shine! [Happiness Tip 10]”
What does praising God have to do with chronic pain? I certainly don’t feel like praising God when I’m in pain. I feel more like curling up on the sofa with a heating pad and a hot cup of tea. Yet praise and worship is absolutely essential to our happiness and ability to press on when dealing with chronic pain.
Happiness Tip for Troubled hearts #3, Praise God at all times, especially when in pain. Praise acts like a healing balm, reviving weary bones, calming troubled hearts, and renewing the anxious mind. Praise takes the focus off the pain, and places it on God, the source of our healing, help, and hope!
Love’s Gentle Nudge . . .
When physical or emotional pain feels all-consuming, it can be hard to stay focused on certain Bible truths, like “God is good”, and “God is loving and faithful.” Consequently it can be tempting to refrain from praise and worship, and wallow in self-pity or doubt. And yet choosing this course never helps. In fact it only hinders our healing. So what do we do?
We must never allow the circumstances of life to affect our worship. Rather, we must let our fervent and heartfelt worship affect the circumstances of life. It’s not easy…but it is possible, by God’s grace.
“Letting go” is never an easy process, and to be honest, it only makes it harder and more painful when someone says,
“Just let it go.” Continue reading “Thoughts on “Letting Go””
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” —Psalm 34:18