A Merry Heart Makes the Difference

Proverbs 15:13-15, 16:3; Philippians 4:4

A smile and happy face catch one’s attention just as these children in Myanmar do for us today.  There are many things each day that can cause one to be discouraged, depressed, and worried, but we are reminded in our Scripture for today that a “merry heart” is good medicine.

We have so much for which to be thankful.  We have health, food, family, house, heat, friends, clothes, vehicles, phone, a Bible, the presence of God, and so much more.  We are reminded in our Scripture for today that a “merry heart” is a good medicine.  With all the challenges and struggles of life, one is wise to cultivate a merry heart, mind, spirit, and attitude by:

  1. Reflecting on all your blessings
  2. Thanking God for everything
  3. Committing your ways to the Lord
  4. Investing to help others (Psalm 41:1-3)
  5. Making sure your heart is not corrupted with jealousy, bitterness, anger, and like sins
  6. Rejoicing in the Lord

All of life’s problems do not vanish and much of what takes place each day seems to be uphill, but we can have a “merry heart” to be blessed of God and be a blessing to others.