A joyful heart…


Have you ever been in the place where you are just feeling overwhelmed, stressed, under appreciated, in a funk?

Yeah, me either. However, if you happen to be one of those who can be honest about where you stand at the moment, I hope these words find a way into your heart, like they have mine…

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Prov 17:22

I read that today, and instantly recognized why I enjoy certain people when I am down. They bring with them a joyfulness that becomes infectious. You can’t help but just want to be near them.

A day later…

Well, I just had an interesting night. Was planning on having some down time, hanging out with my wife. That was until one of our kids from youth reached out to me because she had just had a run in with an ex boyfriend that left her emotionally frazzled. My wife invited her over to the house for dinner and to socialize. Ended up having 6 other young adults show up and we watched two hours of Perry Noble. By the end of it, all the guys had left, and I retired into my room for the night, leaving my wife, this young lady and another female to discuss what had happened.

Through the process, my wife ministered to this young lady, sharing with her verses from the bible, and just pouring into her the hope that is found in Christ.

It would have been easy for me to just take my much needed night off and just be selfish with it. But instead, God was moving in the day to bring my wife and I to a place, where a young lady, who was crushed in spirit and crying out for help, got the opportunity to be surrounded by her friends and just be ministered too.

Did it make everything alright for her? Probably not, but it did let her know that she has significance, it did let her know that she is cared for, and it did allow her to be around others who had joyful hearts. And at the end of the day.. we all need that.

Plus God is totally AWESOME!

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