I was raised in a loving home. My parents were there for me and I knew I could run to them for help. I also had the most wonderful Springer Spaniel. I probably ran to him more than anyone else for comfort.
There’s something about the presence of a dog that’s incredibly comforting and calming. That’s why so many people have comfort dogs, to help them deal with anxiety.
Where do you run when you’re feeling anxious and afraid?
Maybe you run to family and friends, a counselor, the mountains or some other quiet place, or to snuggle with your beloved dogs and cats.
I don’t have all the answers to your troubles, but I can direct you to someone who does, our Heavenly Father. Take time to pray. Pour out your heart to God. He loves you and cares about everything that concerns you . . .
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Good morning friends! Here’s a little dog wisdom to help brighten the world.
Listen, more than you speak.
Now, more than ever, it’s so important to listen, more than we speak. Hear the words found in James 1:9. Just think how relationships would change, how politics would change, how we’d change, if we would truly take this verse to heart. May God help us.
” Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” — James 1:9
My dogs are constantly taking time to nap. Usually they curl up on the sofa or in their bed. But sometimes they zonk out in the funniest positions or places! It’s not because they’re bored. They have a zillion toys, each other, our family to interact and play with, and a large yard to run, watch squirrels and birds…
but they instinctively know when it’s time to rest, and they listen.
Are we listening to our bodies? Do we know when it’s time to rest? Or are we running ourselves ragged?
I’m feeling lonely today. Please encourage my heart. Remind me that I am never alone, even when I feel alone. Thank you for the promise that you are with me always. Today, I entrust all my emotions into your hand, and believe that you will care for me. Help me to sense your comforting presence, even now.