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08/11/2020

A Merry Heart

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

Whenever a person is sick or not feeling well, medicine is often taken to relieve or cure sickness. Medicine may not always taste good, but it is still good for you. King Solomon, in this verse, correlates medicine to a merry heart. There are a lot of things in our life and this world that burden us down and weigh on our spirits. If we let sorrow and depression burden our hearts and souls, then our life will be miserable. Therefore, our hearts must be lifted up and merry, as this verse describes. Jesus provides our hearts with medicine by giving us His joy. He gives us a song in our hearts, a skip in our step, a brighter life to live, a closer friend to trust, and a Savior who will guide and lead us. Jesus is joy, and having Him in our life makes life worth living. Don't let your burdens and the world destroy the joy that Jesus gives you.

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