A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 WEB
Health tip: Don't worry. Be Happy. You can add years to your life, and health to your body by simply being joyful and happy. No one should be able to control your joy for it should come from the inside of you.
People, places, and things can cause problems, but how you react to it is completely under your power. You can choose to turn the other cheek, or to become angry and turn theirs. Yes, we have a part to play in our life, and regardless of what people may tell you today, you are responsible for your own actions.
There are so many attacks that come against us daily that it is easy to get discouraged. That is their purpose, but true happiness is not found in things, jobs, or success. It is not even in people. Your relationship with Jesus is what can bring an unshakable peace to your life.
Paul said that he had learned to be content in whatever his circumstances were (Philippians 4:11). Whether he had been beaten, shipwrecked, or in prison, Paul was content. He wrote much of the New Testament from behind prison walls. If he had not been imprisoned, he may not have had the time to do so.
Paul learned to detach his emotions from his circumstances and to be at peace. He focused on the invisible and the eternal (2 Corinthians 4:16). He found the will of God in every situation and kept close fellowship with Jesus. Nothing else was more important to him. We can behave the same way. The same grace and peace that Paul had then, is still available to us.
The Joy of the Lord is your strength. Remember when you were first saved how you felt so light, so happy, filled with joy? That is what happens when you lay your burdens down at the cross. Too often we pick them back up again and the heaviness returns. So pray and let God worry about it, then leave your baggage at the cross.Prayer: Heavenly Father please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me to see past the circumstances and to learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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