How to Beat the Blues

Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues

We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?


How to beat the blues? When that cloud of depression tries to follow me I have found I can run into it or run away from it and into the arms of Jesus. My circumstances do not control me. We all go through stuff. The best advice I ever got –

If you can’t change your circumstances,
change the way you look at them.

My attitude is my choice.

You decide

Psalm 57:1-11 AMP

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf and rewards me [Who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them]!

He will send from heaven and save me from the slanders and reproaches of him who would trample me down or swallow me up, and He will put him to shame. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! God will send forth His mercy and loving-kindness and His truth and faithfulness.

My life is among lions; I must lie among those who are aflame—the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let Your glory be over all the earth!

They set a net for my steps; my very life was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way; into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.

Awake, my glory (my inner self); awake, harp and lyre! I will awake right early [I will awaken the dawn]!

I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.

For Your mercy and loving-kindness are great, reaching to the heavens, and Your truth and faithfulness to the clouds.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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About dianarasmussen

Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep
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  4. Debbie says:

    You got me smiling and feeling lifted up, just reading your post! Thank you and. God bless!

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  9. Diane, I always find in nature. Watching birds outside my window or going for a walk always helps me feel closer to God, and lifts me up.

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