“A cheerful heart is GOOD MEDICINE, BUT A CRUSHED SPIRIT DRIES UP THE BONES.” Proverbs 17:22
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with health problems and bad news, take note, “A CRUSHED SPIRIT DRIES UP THE BONES.” The opposite also is true “A CHEERFUL HEART IS GOOD MEDICINE.”
The CHOICE is personal.
Laughter brings people together and we all feel better when we laugh. Sadness makes you feel like you are drowning and it makes you feel alone.
Laughter reduces the pain and takes our minds on a vacation away from the discomfort … even if it’s for a short time. When you look at old photos or something that jolts your memory to a fun time, let the smile turn it into laughter. A crushed spirit dries up your bones.
The scriptures provide encouragement, strength and comfort to all who choose to put their hope in God. Psalms 43:5 says, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
In Jesus days, He went around doing miraculous things and He healed all manner of sicknesses …. and all those who had FAITH were made completely well.
The dictionary says – A miracle is a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of God.
If you are facing health challenges or emotional distress, you are one way away from making a decision to either have FAITH in God’s promises OR allow your crushed spirit to dry up your bones.
I’ve selected only a few scriptures for you to hold on to if you have made the choice to have FAITH in God in the midst of the worst news. CLAIM IT! BELIEVE IT! CONFESS IT! IT IS DONE!
“Don’t panic. I am with you. There’s no need to fear for I am your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm on you.” Isaiah 41:10 MSG
“Surely, He lifted up our pain from us! And He took away the things that cause us to feel sad.” Isaiah 53:4
“But I will make the people in this city well again. I will make my people well. They will enjoy peace.”
Jeremiah 33:6 EasyEnglish Bible
“My friend, I pray that God will help you to live well. I know that you are well in your spirit. I pray that your body will also be well.”
3 John 1:2
“A happy mind is like good medicine. But when you are sad and lonely you will become ill.”
“I will go away but I will give you a gift of peace . It is mine to give and yours to keep. It is not like a gift that this world gives. Do not let yourselves be sad. Do not be afraid.”
“Come to me all of you who are tired. You are like people who have worked for a long time. You are like people who have carried heavy things. Come to me. If you do that, you will find a place to rest. Do what I teach you to do. Listen to my message and learn from me what is true. I am very kind and I do not make myself important. I will help you. Then you will have peace in your mind.”
EVERYTHING we face in life is an opportunity to see life in a different perspective from the majority. Faith grows when the soil (heart) is ready. God LOVES TO SHOW UP AND SHOW OFF HIS MIGHTY ACTS when humans says it’s impossible.
When we pass through the waters, we will not drown. Healing is a Faith journey ….not by what you see, or hear, but by whose report do you believe. IF GOD bring you to it, He will bring you through it.
Don’t despise whatever you are facing …it was sent to make you stronger. Thank God for the opportunity to make you a miracle.
We are no more babies throwing a fit about everything that’s in our pathway. We are strong people of faith that will not allow feelings of abandonment to destroy who we are in Christ.
God said, He will restore and heal your pain.You will live in peace and will grow in faith. Your strength comes from what you think, say and do. Listen to the gentle whisper from God who heals all our diseases, and wipes away our tears.