Years ago, depression and anxiety tried to ruin my life.
But what the enemy meant for evil, God worked for good! I’ve written my story below, and also share￼ it in this video set to the music “Praise You in This Storm”. I choreographed and danced it to tell of God’s goodness and love, and also as a testament to the power of praise and worship. Watch the video then read the story below to learn how God set me free! I pray it will be an encouragement to you, especially during this trying season with the global pandemic.
“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing..” Psalm 30:11
My Story: How I Overcame Anxiety and Depression Through Praise and Worship
Happiness Tip— Start each day with a grateful heart!
Keeping an attitude of gratitude is one of the most powerful things we can do to move towards a truly happy life. Life doesn’t have to “feel” perfect to be grateful. There’s lots to be thankful for, if we look carefully.
Give thanks to God for big things, little things, even seemingly insignificant things. They all matter! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of life, or the heartache, keep you from pausing to give thanks.
God wants you to experience the joy and blessings of a grateful heart. Why wait to give thanks? Start right now, and continue giving thanks throughout the day. God is good all the time, and worthy of our praise.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.Psalm 107:1
Leila Grandemange weaves her love for God and devotion to dogs in her writing, to help people unleash a richer, more meaningful life! Visit her Amazon Author Central.
Coming January 31, 2020, Pawz & Pray 2nd edition!
Pawz & Pray (2nd edition): Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Inspirational Stories and Devotionals for Dog Lovers.
Pawz & Pray Book Review
“Leila’s book has been a true inspiration to me. It makes you focus on what’s really important in life. The author gives us great examples on how we can have a closer walk with God by following the lead that our pets give us in their everyday life. “Pawz & Pray” encourages us to put our worry and anxiety aside and take time to enjoy the things God has put right in front of us. This book has touched my heart in an indescribable way. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and wants to have a closer connection to our Heavenly Father.”
– Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – June 2014, The Royal Spaniels
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Dear God, when storms beat around me, help me to rise above my circumstances and give you praise. Amen.
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?
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Jesus Christ is for everyone! His love is for all people everywhere. He died and rose again to demonstrate His love for us, and make a way for us to be with Him forever. Hallelujah, He is risen! Sending Easter blessings, in different languages, to our readers from all over the world! We celebrate with you!
“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen…” Matthew 28:6 Continue reading “CHRIST IS RISEN! [In Different Languages]”