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“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may, sing for joy and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14, NIV).
Have you been a little down lately? Have disappointment or hurt clouded your days? On the mornings that you do not even feel like getting out of bed, remember this verse. “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14, NIV).
I am not a “Morning person” myself. It takes me about ten minutes before I can say hello to God, much less anyone else. But when I do and feel His love, the day just goes better.
I learned a long time ago that the remedy for being down in the dumps is two fold:
1. Stop the pity party.
2. Go do something for someone else.
God’s wisdom is in that. When we look to Him for our joy and use our hands to serve Him through helping others, our focus changes, doesn’t it? We fade into the background along with our troubles and sorrows. Yes, there is a time to mourn and a time to weep, just not all the time.
If you find yourself in a slump, realize you are a loved child of God. Then get out and find something to do for someone else to spread the love He has for you. This season is the perfect time. Wrap presents for the orphans or underprivileged. Organize a holiday dinner basket campaign for folks or deliver meals to the elderly.
If you sing, go sing Christmas carols in a children’s hospital, or nursing home, or dialysis unit. Use your hands for God as He shows you, and you will find yourself singing all the way. Joy is an attitude that springs from His love and our doing.
The Psalmist knew that, because a few verses later he says- “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:17, NIV).
Question: How can you fight off the holiday blues and do something for someone else to spread God’s love?
About the Author Julie Cosgrove