3 Things to Do If You’re Feeling Down

3 Things to Do If You’re Feeling Down

 

 

1. Get Up and Move

One of the best ways to pick yourself up when you’ve been having a bad day or week is to get up and exercise! 

 

And it doesn’t have to be long. Even going on a 15 minute walk or following along with a 5 minute stretch routine in Youtube can help create a drastic difference in your mood and feelings! 

 

2. Talk or Text with Someone You Love (And Who Loves You)

Sometimes, when you have the blues, family or friends can be the best medicine to fix that or ease your symptoms. 

 

Call them on the phone or shoot them a text to get something off your chest or just remind yourself that you have people around you who care!

 

3. Laugh

Look up one of your favorite comedies online or scroll through a meme/joke page on social media. 

 

Sometimes, we just need a laugh to remind us not to take things too seriously or get tahat heavy feeling off of our chests!

5 Bible Verses to Refresh Your Soul

5 Bible Verses to Refresh Your Soul

 

“The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” — Exodus 15:2

 

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:31

 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” — Romans 15:13

 

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” — 1 Corinthians 13:13

 

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” — Psalm 46:10

 

5 Upbeat Christian Songs

5 Upbeat Christian Songs

 

When you’re sad or feeling a little blah, the best songs are the ones that get you on your feet dancing and praising! Check out these for your next Praise Sesh!

 

 

  • “Alive” by Hillsong Young and Free

 

 

 

 

  • “Fearless” by Jasmine Murray

 

 

 

  • “Echo” by Elevation Worship ft. Tauren Wells

 

 

 

 

  • “Won’t He Do It” by Koryn Hawthorne

 

 

 

  • “Smile” by Kirk Franklin

 

 

7 Bible Verses about Love

7 Bible Verses about Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” — 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” —1 Corinthians 13:13

“Do everything in love.” — 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” — Ephesians 4:2

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” — 1 Peter 4:8 

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.We love because he first loved us.” — 1 John 4:18-19

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” —Proverbs 10:12

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” —1 John 4:8

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” — Romans 12:9

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” —Proverbs 17:17

“For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16

Send Your Loved Ones Some Encouraging Christmas Cards with These Verses

Send Your Loved Ones Some Encouraging Christmas Cards with These Verses

Now is a better time than ever to send your family and friends CHRISTmas cards with beautiful, encouraging Bible verses woven into the messages. Share a verse that is special to you or maybe one that reminds you of them. Also, you might try some of these below!

 

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

 

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.

 

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

 

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

 

When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

 

 

7 Bible Verses about Gratitude

7 Bible Verses about Gratitude

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, now is a wonderful time to read some verses about gratitude to help us better express to God how good He is and how grateful we are for His grace and guidance. Use these verses as you meditate on all God has done and is doing for you. When you’re done, share this with a friend or family member who can use it, too!

 

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

— 1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

— Psalm 118:24

 

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”

— Colossians 3:15

 

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”

— Psalm 107:1

 

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

— Matthew 6:21

 

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

— Psalm 103:2-5

A Few Christian Poems to Strengthen Your Faith

A Few Christian Poems to Strengthen Your Faith

It’s pretty easy for life to take a toll on our spirits. One thing can go wrong and cause this ripple effect in our lives where it seems like nothing is going right. In these times, before removing yourself from the world for a long soak in the bathtub or a Netflix binge, read these poems by Joanna Fuchs so that you can go into a more peaceful, reassured slumber.

“You’re Always There for Me”

When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.

You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.

In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.

You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.

“We’ll Get Through This”

Lord, our troubles
Are so great,
We don’t know what to do;
The price for our
Iniquity
Is finally coming due.

The world is crumbling
All about;
No safe place can be found.
Right is wrong,
Wrong is right;
The change is quite profound.

Lord, we need
Your guiding light
To lead us out of here;
We’ll focus on
Your Word, and prayer,
To take away our fear.

Temptations of
This dying world
We’ll rule out and let go;
Give our burdens
All to you,
Shed all worldly woe.

That’s how we’ll
Get through this, Lord,
Fixed on heaven above,
Assured of your
protection, help,
And everlasting love.

 

“To Do List From God”

I ran my life in search of worldly things;
My time and will were firmly in control.
I thought I had no need for what God brings;
I gave no heed to murmurs from my soul.

“You’re planning, doing all the time,” it said,
“But something else is missing deep inside.
Your mind is whirling, but your heart is dead,
So turn to God and let go of your pride.”

I did, and God said, “Here’s My plan for you:
Give your life to Me, and just let go.
Have faith and pray, and read the Bible through,
And you’ll have blessings more than you can know.”

So simple, yet it brings me perfect peace,
Living life for God the way I should.
Direction, purpose, fullness and release—
Life with God is very, very good.

3 Myths about Therapy Christians Shouldn’t Believe

3 Myths about Therapy Christians Shouldn’t Believe

When you’re sick, I’m sure you never hesitate to set up an appointment with your doctor. And when your eyes have been strained, you’re quick to get a new prescription from your eye doctor. So why does therapy seem like less of an option?

 

Mental health is just as important as physical health, so we’re going to cover 3 myths people believe that can be an obstacle to getting help.

1. Thinking You Have to Have It All Together

It’s isn’t uncommon to fall into the trap that you have to be perfect at everything you do and that any emotions or thoughts you’re struggling with are a failure on your part. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth!

Remember, Christ came down to Earth to die for our sins because we couldn’t on our own. We need a Savior because we’re imperfect beings, and God’s grace is there to cover us. It is what frees us from the chains of perfectionism.

Now, it’s understandable that you may not want everyone knowing your struggles, but a counselor who’s sworn to confidentiality is a wonderful person to tell your story to. Talking to someone can be freeing just as God’s grace is.

 

2. Thinking Counseling Is Only for “Serious Problems”

While therapy is very helpful to people who have been through traumatic and violent experiences, it is also for those who have been through other things. Counseling is a place for you to talk through your thoughts and feelings with someone trained to help you figure out and process them.

Also, if you’re not careful, a small struggle can turn into a big one. So get help where you are now instead of waiting.

 

3. Thinking You Have to Be Strong

Yes, the Lord is your strength (check out Psalm 28:7), but it is important not to confuse God’s strength and your strength. Our God is perfect, all-knowing, loving, and all-powerful, but we are not. If we confuse the two, we will end up thinking we’re strong enough to take on all the problems we get in life on our own and put off counseling.

If you look at God’s strength a little more closely, though, you’ll see the beautiful thing about it is that it’s for us in our weakness. When we’re low, God can bring us back up. How?

Well, sometimes, that is through counseling. If you seek out a faithful Christian counselor, it can be a way to work through issues and how to be strengthened by God in everyday life!

What Philippians 4:13 Means for Your Life

What Philippians 4:13 Means for Your Life

If you’ve been in any Christian circle, you have likely heard the verse Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” What you may not know, though, is the context behind this verse and how in it, Paul teaches us how we get through hard times.

So, Paul wrote Philippians as a letter to the Church at Philippi while imprisoned. In verse twelve, he reminds the Church that he knows persecution and struggle but act he remains content through it all. And in verse thirteen, he explains why that is.

“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

The “I” in this subject is Paul. When he says “things,” he is referring to the persecution and struggle he’s being going through. When he says “through,” this means because of. He is able to get through everything because of Jesus Christ. Christ strengthened Paul to help him stay content and solid while hard times came, and He can do the same for us.

Whether you’re going through a particularly bad bout of anxiety, a long cloud is having over you, or you’re having a bad week or something bad has happened to someone you love, you can always pray to God. Ask Him to strengthen you and help you to lean on Him to get through things.

Tell God what you’re worried about, what you need help with, why you’re sad. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us, “Cast all your anxieties on Him, for he cares for You.” And remember that God hears those prayers, as 1 John 5:15 says: “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

God is always with you, and with His grace comes more than salvation— He also comes with an arm reaching out to us, a gift of a relationship with Him. God wants to listen to you and guide you and be who you depend on when times get tough, but He can only do that if you let Him.

So let go of whatever the tips of your fingers are on in the world and hold on to God and His peace just as Paul did here.

10 Upbeat Praise & Worship Songs to Lift Your Spirit

10 Upbeat Praise & Worship Songs to Lift Your Spirit

#1 – “Echo” by Elevation Worship ft. Tauren Wells

 

#2 – “King of Glory” by Passion ft. Kristian Stanfill

 

#3 – “See A Victory” by Elevation Worship

 

#4 – “Graves Into Gardens” by Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake

 

 

 

#5 – “Drops in the Ocean” by Hawk Nelson

#6 – “You Lead” by Jamie Grace

 

 

 

#7 – “Look Up Child” by Lauren Daigle

 

 

 

#8 – “Struck by Grace” by Elevation Youth

 

#9 – “Let Go” by Hillsong Young & Free

 

 

 

#10 – “Promises” by Maverick City Worship