Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "We're Marching To Zion"1 (Lyrics)
I guess you've never experienced the January blahs, but I am well acquainted with them, and not just in January. They come on when we least expect it and eat up all our joy. They strand us in an ocean of tears so thick that we can't swim to shore.
Everyone has their own method for getting rid of them. Praise and prayer are great, but sometimes, they need an extra shove.
Are you familiar with the walking cure? It's rather simple, really. You just get up and put one foot in front of another. Endorphins (or some such thing) click in when we move our bodies. The first few minutes may seem like torture, but after a while, you will sense your mood lightening, your heart lifting, and your smile re-appearing. Making motions creates better emotions. (Even as I write this line, I recognize its corniness, but it is true!)
"One step at a time takes you forward in life. Each step you take inspires others to do the same." – Patricia Day, author of Eleanor, A Stolen Childhood.
That applies to our spiritual walk, too. We may not be able to walk on water like Jesus did, but we can surely walk by faith.
2 Corinthians 5:7 – For we walk by faith, not by sight. (KJV)
Prayer: Lord, when we get hung up on ourselves, remind us to get on our running shoes, get off the couch, and move into physical and spiritual wellness. Amen.