The Perfect Medicine to Heal a Heart of Negativity

The Perfect Medicine to Heal a Heart of Negativity

May 26, 2017

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)

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We sat in an empty waiting room for hours, anxious for an update on my sister’s surgery. When the doctor finally entered the room, the news wasn’t good.

He explained how her medical situation was worse than expected, and the surgery more extensive than originally thought. He then proceeded to explain a difficult, lengthy recovery and how her life would be changed forever.

You could’ve heard a pin drop under the weight of silence and sorrow. As the doctor walked away, my family and I just sat there — our eyes filled with tears, and our hearts filled with worry.

But the silence came to an abrupt halt when another group entered the room with lots of talking and chaos. I tried to tune them out, immersed in my negative feelings … until I heard the name of Jesus spoken several times. In that moment, when fear and anxiety hung heavy in the air, the mention of Jesus’ name seemed like music to my ears.

As I lifted my head to see who had spoken His name, I saw a beautiful elderly woman with snow-white hair across the room. She was sitting in a wheelchair praying aloud for her husband. Despite the fact that she, too, was in this hospital waiting room, waiting to receive uncertain news about a loved one, she glowed with optimism and had a spirit of encouragement. Joy and positivity dripped from each of her words.

She eventually looked up and noticed me staring at her. I quickly averted my eyes, hoping to avoid any interaction. But to my dismay, she immediately hollered across the room, “Hey, honey! How are you?” I had no choice but to acknowledge her and manage a pitiful smile. “I’m fine, thank you.” I hoped that would be the end of our conversation, but she had other plans.

Before I knew it, she’d rolled her wheelchair across the room and stopped right at my feet. I tried to gather what was left of my personal space by sliding my chair back, but it was already against the wall. I was stuck.

She leaned in and began telling me all about her husband in surgery, but I wasn’t in the mood for small talk. Honestly, these details about someone I didn’t know felt kind of bothersome, but soon, something strange began to happen — her joy and optimism began to feel contagious.

Her smile stretched ear to ear while happiness exuded from her face. She shared what a wonderful man her husband was. I found myself hanging on her every word, secretly wishing I could write down each hopeful, uplifting comment and holy promise she spoke. Her faith-inspired, cheery disposition was like a soothing balm pouring out of her heart right into the empty spaces of mine.

But then, she said something that took my breath away. Something I will never, ever forget as long as I live.

“Honey, I hope God blesses your sister. And if He can only save one person today, I hope it is her. My husband is 85 years old and has lived a long and fruitful life.”

Huge tears began to slide down my face. How could she even consider the thought of putting a total stranger’s life ahead of the life of her precious husband? And without even hesitating? I was stunned and speechless.

She then took my hands, wrapped her cold, thin, frail fingers around mine and began to pray out loud for my sister. Suddenly, it felt as if we were the only two people in the waiting room, and we had an audience of only One. Tears dripped from my eyes onto my lap as she prayed. After she said amen I thanked her and prayed for her husband in return. Then, she disappeared as quickly as she had appeared.

In today’s key verse, Solomon assures us a cheerful heart is good medicine for the soul, the mind and the body. Positive thoughts lead to a positive outlook which leads to a positive heart and a positive life. Negative thoughts lead to a broken spirit which impacts our minds, emotions and our lives.

You see, negativity holds the power to drain our strength and crush our spirits like dried up bones. Optimism has the power to do just the opposite … positive thinking leads to positive living.

This amazing woman whose name I’ll never know was living proof of the value tucked into Solomon’s wisdom. She intentionally filled her heart with joy in Christ, instead of sadness in circumstances. This equipped her to have cheerful thoughts, a positive outlook and an unsinkable faith, no matter what.

That day, I walked out of the hospital with a changed heart and a more cheerful spirit. I’d seen a glimpse of Jesus in the face of a frail woman. Her optimism and joy kept her heart cheerful and brought healing to the heavy hearts of others. Including mine.

Lord, help me have the strength to choose to be cheerful and full of joy, despite negative circumstances. Heal my heart and outlook with Your joy, and use me as a cheerful light in this world filled with negativity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Proverbs 15:13, “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.” (NASB)

RELATED RESOURCES:
If you long to develop a more cheerful heart even in the face of negative circumstances, purchase Tracie Miles’ new book, Unsinkable Faith: God-Filled Strategies for Transforming the Way You Think, Feel and Live.

CONNECT:
Sign up for Tracie’s free, “5 Day Optimist Challenge!” Visit her blog for more information on how to jump start your life of faith-based optimism today!

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
How would your heart change if you were intentionally more cheerful despite your circumstances?

How might your cheer — based on joy from Christ — be contagious to those around you?

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  1. Michele says:

    Thank you for the reminder that there is joy in Christ. I am struggling in my circumstances holding onto the joy of Christ. I know he’s there and loves me for who I am. As much as I pray and receive a peace from him, it seems to be a fleeting moment and I loose it again. I feel like such a failure lately falling to my current circumstances continually. I know God knows and He hears my cries and my fears of what is to come. Please pray I can stand strong in Him and hold on tight for the long fearful road ahead and rest in Him and be confident in Him to show His love, joy and peace to those around that need to know Him.

    • Kimberly Burke says:

      As my friend told me yesterday, many of us have that problem. You’re not alone in that struggle. I just keep praying for love and joy and a focus on God.

    • Michele, I too went through many years of very trying times. Being angry at those inflicting pain on me no feeling alone with no God who heard me. Christian counseling helped and me taking time just looking up verses about trials and God’s love. Over time I found verses that sustained me and my walk with God became stronger than ever. I’m still human and struggle at times but I hear and feel God’s presence when I start to feel overwhelmed, Andy I go to those key verses I found that helped me. I pray you too use this trying time to not let it defeat you but strengthen you and your desire to know God better and see these trying times through to the glorious results God is trying to bring you to! Don’t lose faith! I will be praying (one of my go to chapters when I was really down was Romans 8, especially starting at verse 28)

    • Terese Knighten says:

      Dear Michelle
      I read your reply to today’s devotional and your words described how I feel so much of the time. It could’ve been me writing them. Falling back, feeling guilt and sadness over my present spiritual condition and praying for God to hold on to me. I seem to always be praying for forgiveness instead of praying for others. Jesus said we would have trials as his followers, and these are certainly trials,but he also said, be of good cheer because he overcame the world and we have to believe we will too. I’ll pray for you and hope you will pray for me.

    • I echo all of your ladies cries and struggles. It helps to know that everyone struggles with finding and maintaining the joy of Christ. Praying for all of you ladies that we may continue to feel God’s presence and his unexplainable Joy!!!

    • I feel the exact same way. Negativity controls my life. I pray that God can intervene and take away all the black clouds. May God bless you in every way!

  2. Cornelius says:

    What an awesome message. My friend Matt needs prayer and this message as he journeys through some difficult and unsure situations. I am having prayer with him, however he feels thst he is alone and sometimes wants to do harm to himself. I am sooooo grateful for this message and will share. God continue to bless you.

  3. “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” For years, that was the screensaver message that crawled across my computer screen when I wasn’t using it. I work in a hospital, and I see lots of good medicine. Nothing beats a cheerful heart.

    Tracie, thank you for sharing the details of your divine appointment with this dear old saint who understood the power of positive prayer.

  4. Unknown says:

    We are going through the same thing now in our home. It has been extremely difficult to be positive with my family’s member’s health so bad. The world seems to fall apart daily. I do know the Lord is always here and has a plan. Sometimes feels like he is not listening and does not see a broken heart.

    • The Lord sees your brooken heart and is listwning. Recall how Jesus felt hanging there on the old cross. He called out to his Father to take away his assignment and Jesus felt like His Father had forsaken Him. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46, KJV). Can you image how Jesus felt? Abandoned and feeling like God isnt listening or doesnt see your broken heart is far from the truth. Please remember what the word says. Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Replace the untruths in your min by quieting the lies and negative thoughts with the honest truth of Gods word. God hears your prayer. He delights when you come to him and ask him to help you. He wants to give you the things you need, not the things you think you need. Sometimes the answers you get to prayers aren’t what you want or expect or they take longer than you think they should. But, none of that is the absence of answers. God hears every prayer no matter what. Unknown, I will also pray for your family member.

  5. This truly hit home as my outer me may appear to be positive, I know I have negative thoughts and some negativity in my heart. I signed up for the 5-day challenge…I need to clean up both heart and mind. Amen!

  6. Filling your mind and thoughts with the assurances of God’s love and faithfulness only come through resources like P31 and Christian radio (for me). I feel like we beat ourselves up daily and need encouragement through God’s word and music to fill our minds with truth. That helps create positive thoughts and joy!

  7. Ukinebo says:

    With so much negativity going on ….never seeming to end…..it truly is challenging to be cheerful and radiate joy. Most times, I can’t seem to look beyond the struggles I am facing and focus on God and what His word says, even though I know in my heart that it’s only when our eyes can be single and zoomed only on God and His word….can we see the positivity in all that’s going on in our lives.

  8. Praise the Lord! Thank you for this heartfelt transparent sharing today. God always knows what I need and when I need it! When I think about making an intentional decision about being positive, I’m reminded about Romans 8:31-39. To summarize; nothing can separate us from the love of God. That’s good news, that reminds me to be positive because God knows what situations I’m going through and the reality is he’s got my back no matter what! Be encouraged today, make an intentional decision to overcome evil with good and God bless you!

  9. Imagining the story play out brought tears. Didn’t even know I needed it, but I needed it. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. Oh I so needed to read your post today. My brother has been in a wheelchair (quadratic) for 38 years this month. That by itself altered our entire adult lives. (He was injured at 23 years old.) The past 2 1/2 years he had been dealing some pretty serious medical issues and the negativity​ of this situation sometimes is more than I can take. Thank you for your positive post. We serve a mighty God who is able to continue to take care of my brother. God holds him in His hand, therefore I do not need to worry. I have to continue to remind myself​, God did not give me a spirit of fear, but a sound mind, body and soul. Thank you Lord for this encouraging ministry. Please bless them as only you can.

  11. Devalyn says:

    Thank you. I needed this message today

  12. Debbie W. says:

    May God work in me and grow my faith to become like that elderly woman. What a blessing she is for all those around her.

  13. I too needed to hear this message today!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for this today. I go to work on Mondays with dread because I have a bunch of things to fix that the weekend crew screws up. I have tried to go to work with an easy spirit, bit it don’t last long. I will remember your little old lady next monday. Thank you

  15. So true. Thank you!

  16. Beautiful & truth, thank you, I needed the reminder!
    John 14:27 peace be with you…

  17. Thank you!! This was much needed! A reminder to be joyful. I believe joyful and thankful, grateful all go hand in hand. I so want to become that woman whose light shines, whose joy flows over. Whose smile is genuine. It’s so easy to be negative and dwell on the uglies. But no more. I will dwell on my Redeemer, my strength, my refuge…how can you not be joyful then!

  18. Thank you. I appreciate the reminder to be joyful even when circumstances have broken my heart.

  19. Annie Carpentier says:

    Thank you for blessing me so immensly with this devotion this morning!! Something similar happened to me a few months ago while I was recovering from a knee injury.

    I had to stop by a store at the mall to return something I had bought and had one of my friend there with me. While she was at a store and I was sitting in the main area sofas, a group of young ladies came up to me as asked me if they could pray for me.

    Even as I write these lines, I still get emotional with such kindness. It’s like I had Jesus standing right in front of me, touching my leg telling me…everything happens for a great reason,…I’ve got your back and i will bless you.

    These 5 ladies formed a circle around me right in the middle of the busy mall and we prayed for my knee, tears of joy streaming down my face (and I usually am NOT the emotional type; believe me!!) it seemed like it was only myself and Jesus there.

    I will never know their names, we hugged and said good bye…see you in HEAVEN!! :). What a blessing to have Jesus providing everything we need to comfort our heavy hearts. Never underestimate the power of prayer!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Tracie. My husband is in the hospital. He had a stroke a day ago and is in bad shape. I keep trying to remember that God is bigger than this and He is able to restore and heal, and that nothing is impossible for Him. I’m praying for those who are struggling like my husband and I am. Please pray for us, too.

    • Anonymous, my husband had a stroke also. It’s been almost 7 weeks ago. I claimed victory that day. We have prayed and God has been at work. He had lost his speech but is slowly regaining it. Waiting is so hard and I struggle daily to be positive and to find joy and peace. But I know our Father is good. I know he hears our prayers. I pray now for you and your husband. Lord, please heal this sweet man. You know what is going on because you created him. Bring a peace to them that only you can provide. Amen.

      • Hi ladies, praise God for all the victories and His mighty love! I too struggle daily with being negative. I don’t want to but I am ashamed that I let Satan win! But today I claim victory in Jesus! Our oldest granddaughter was in a car accident at the age of 18 and is paralyzed from the chest down! We keep her at home and sometimes this is a challenge but Praise God she has her mind her speech and a wonderful smile! God is so good! I will pray for all you ladies and please pray for us!

    • Healing in Jesus name! Amen!

  21. I know this message is for me today. I keep hearing Jesus tell me to find joy in my trial. But I’m broken. Earth-shattering, broken. I listen to messages all day and read devotional after devotional to fill the gaps so the enemy doesn’t have time to fill my head with doubt and lies. I can’t get enough of the good news right now. By the end of the day, in the quiet of the night, nothing changes. And I’m still broken.

    • Cindy b says:

      Amber – every tear you shed is “saved in a bottle” and “written on his scroll”. Psalms 56:3. You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

    • Tiffany says:

      If I may please offer some advice from a loving heart. Put your praise and worship music on and worship HIM! This has got me through many trails in my life.

    • Amber God bless you! There is hope in the darkness. Submit this part of you to the Holy Spirit! Surrender it in prayer over and over. God will do it.

    • When we read in Genesis the world was created perfectly for a perfect people. But became broken the day Adam and Eve sinned! So now we live in a broken world, but God gave His Son to bridge the gap from brokenness back to Him so we can claim the victory and be redeemed through His shed blood but we have realize that we have trials to make us stronger and God wants us to look for the good that comes through these situations. We have Jesus no matter what happens. Faith is the substance of things not seen

  22. Jody hammons says:

    What joy this brought to me to day. The Lord spoke to me that he is in my life situation with my son through this message. You spoke of getting a glimpse of Jesus, well he just showed up. I love it when this happens. Thank you Lord.

  23. Tiffany says:

    These daily devotions ALWAYS come when I need to hear them. Thank you Proverbs 31 for such a great ministry!

  24. I so needed that today, I too am struggling with many issues mostly financial and a failing business, dead beat ex and on the verge of bankruptcy…have so many to take care of and feel so lost…feel ashamed for feeling this way when i know I have more blessings than some …please pray for my situation and for me to be a more positive christian influence not blinded by my own needs, but of that of others….

  25. Amber – Don’t give up. Keep doing what you are doing, but remember to pray often. Every time those broken feelings rise up, squash them with prayer, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Satan doesn’t want you to be spending all this time listening to devotionals, etc., so he uses the quiet of the night to try and steal any joy you have. Don’t let him. Pray, pray, and pray some more. This trial will bring you closer to God. Blessings to you my friend.

  26. Sandra Pleasure says:

    I’m such a visual person and the entire scenario brought tears to my eyes. Many times in my life God used someone like that sweet elderly lady to come into my life to steady my uncertainties with a sweet, gentle but firm prayer. I’ve been inspired that people who’ve prayed for me are going through so much more than me but they have this incredible strength about them. Such an inspiring devotional.

  27. Tracie,
    You probably hear this a thousand times but…I NEEDED this devotional this morning. Thank you for helping me to refocus my thoughts this morning.
    Several years ago now, God put a godly, elderly lady in my life in the most unusual way and place…Walmart. The love for our Savior oozed from her. She actually stood and sang to me right there in the store as she shared her testimony to me. I left the store so lifted up I thought I had wings. I wished afterwards that I had written her number or address down. Weeks later, there she was…yep, in Wlamart. We hugged each other and stayed in touch. She was that positive woman in my life. I visited her before she went home to Jesus two years later. She gave me her pin that said Jesus First. I will never forget her and her positive influence on my life.

  28. Clay Parton says:

    Beautiful! There was a beautiful parallel between the woman offering up her husband to a stranger, and Jesus offering Himself to each of us, WHILE we were still sinners. You are a blessing. Smiles

  29. Jennifer says:

    Oh how I needed this today, thank you!!

  30. Theresa says:

    Oh how I long to be like that 85 year old woman! The enemy attacks my thoughts so much but I’m learning how to consistently turn to the Holy Spirit for a power greater than mine to help redirect my mind/heart/soul. Every time I surrender to Christ, I am filled with a peace that I just cant get under my own steam. I just ordered that book!

  31. Karen Shifflet says:

    I hope your sister is better. I’m trying to stay positive and keep my eyes to Jesus, my Mom has Bone Cancer and had bone marrow stem stall transplant 3 weeks ago today.

  32. I am in awe of this devotion. Just yesterday in another devotion I read how our thoughts can be our becoming and how we need to be careful with our way of thinking. As I got locked out of my house with my two kids. Which it turned I wasn’t, keys were in my purse the whole time after looking in my purse three times. I sat there thinking God I am so tired and weary I’ve been praying on how I am so tired and I now I get stuck outside. My five year old suddenly looks at me and said “mom becareful of what your thinking it can hurt your mind” my jaw almost drop because I had read a devotion earlier on this. This was a God moment! While this morning I wake to this similar devotion. GOD is certainly pulling me in to draw my thoughts to him even if I am weary and tired. He is amazing!

  33. Valerie says:

    I signed up for the 5-day challenge. I admit the instructions did sound silly–but I did it anyway. At the end of reciting my circumstances and telling them they had no power over my satisfaction or happiness, I denounced any power they have over me through the blood and resurrection power of Jesus Christ. I repeated this a couple of times and was struck by the change in me as I did that. I actually felt power and conviction in the words. That was awesome!! I am glad I signed up for this. I need it badly!!

  34. Thank you for todays devotional. I’m usually a pretty optimistic person. Wake up blurting out,” Its a new beautiful day!” Excited for what is to happen. Despite grumpy children, or a husband who is miserable with his job and can unfortunately get stuck in his own head. None the less, I know my God is bigger. Today I wait on God being bigger than my situation. A silly one it is, but it is a situation. I had to pawn my wedding ring months ago, without telling my husband, to pay our electric bill and keep food on the table. Today is the last date after an extension already that a minimum payment is needed. I had pawned it based on the expectations of having work already. I know its a material item, but I am scared. Scared of breaking my husbands heart, scared of losing the symbol of our marriage. A heirloom to pass on to one of my sons.. I’ve seen God work in my life through bigger circumstances. This moment though I hope, I pray that he provides a way before the clock strikes. Thank you for your encouraging words today.

    • Anne Wiens says:

      Just prayed for you to be able to have your wedding rings returned as they mean so much symbolically to you. I know how I would feel to loose mine. May God intervene and supply your needs…In Jesus Name!

  35. Cyndie B. says:

    Tracie, Thank you for sharing your story. I, too, needed to hear this today.
    If I may ask, how is your sister?

  36. Yvette Reyes says:

    My Name is Yvette Reyes,
    and I can relate to everything Michele is saying I try to hold on to the hope and faith that my circumstances will some how one way or another change. I can relate to her saying that as much as she prays and receives a peace from God it is just a fleeting moment and I loose it again. I feel like a failure in my relationship with my fiancé and my child who is 22 years of age and lives at home with us. its a never ending battle that I’m right in the middle of. I love them both. but how can you choose one over the other. I pray that God works a miracle over my situation at home and everything turn out the way it should be. I ask for every one to pray over my situation. we were suppose too get Married on April 17 but due to the same circumstances that are happening today we did not. I love him with all my heart and fell as if God directed my steps to him 6 years ago. I did not want to go to the event where I met him and he did not want to go either but his friend convinced him to go and then we met. please help me in prayer.

  37. Yvette Reyes says:

    Michele I will keep you in my prayers. and hope you get the strength you need to get through all your circumstances in Jesus Name Amen.

  38. M. Sunitha Salomy says:

    A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (NIV).
    Amen. It does make a difference as i lost my hubby last year & was supposed to be crushed & dried up. But for the grace of God, here i stand in His presence testifying that my hubby is the with the Lord & my joy is limitless when i think about it. Be encouraged dear ones for our Lord uses every situation to bring out the best from our lives for His glory. Remain Blesssed.

    M. Sunitha Salomy

  39. Thanks Tracie for sharing this with us. It’s so heart warming and encouraging. I have a mother in Christ whose daughter is undergoing a brain surgery at the moment. Even though I can’t be there to encourage her, I know my prayers will go a long way. God bless you.

  40. Tammy Dyer says:

    Thank you for delivering that message Tracie I so needed to hear. I’m in a season of change and needed this…. God bless you and all these ladies here who received the same message and have the need for uplifting in their lives!
    God is good!

  41. Thank you Tracie for sharing your lovely testimony, what a beautiful story. First of all, I hope your sister has had a better outcome than revealed in your devotional.
    Sometimes I am not a huge supporter of cyber media, but being able to share important messages like the one you shared today shows that everything has an up side.
    I needed a devotional like this one SO BADLY right now. Some circumstances in my life have been pecking away at my spirit and my joy. Your message has turned me around and has given me new strength to work through my problems with the Holy Spirit at the helm. Thank you again, and God Bless you!

  42. Kyndall Hill says:

    I enjoyed this. God’s been dealing with me about changing my thinking lately. And I’ve realized that I’ve been lazy when it comes to my mind, when God has given me power and authority over my mind. I control it, but I haven’t been. I’ve been letting it do it’s own thing to my detriment. It pays to examine your thinking and to realign it with the thoughts of God when it doesn’t measure up. Our thinking truly does determine the quality of our lives (“as a man thinkers in his heart, so is he.”), so we can’t afford not to check our thoughts. So thank you for this reminder, and the encouragement of what our thoughts can do to help and touch the lives of others when our thoughts are aligned with God’s and when our hearts and minds are set/fixed on Him. After all, His thoughts are what truly define us, and His words are the only words that are truly true. All other thoughts are lies that we can either choose to believe or not to believe. So I’m thankful that His words are true and His promises are sure, definite, so we have something to stand firm in – all other ground is sinking sand. 🙂

  43. carolyn r says:

    Thank you, Tracie. I really needed to read this. I was just negative with my kids this morning and it doesn’t help. I need to keep this in the forefront of my mind and reflect Jesus joy. It’s just not my default personality. Please pray for me. Thank you!

  44. Valerie says:

    Saturday’s post was a disappointment. From my experience, we can’t just “refuse” to entertain a thought. We have to replace it with something else. I liked Friday’s post as it suggested a corrective action for negativity.

  45. Debbie Stephens says:

    This is so hard for me. I just hate that disappointed feeling after being positive, so I guess I just prepare my self in advance. Plz pray for me.

  46. Susan G. says:

    A beautiful story! I want to be more like this sweet woman…and Jesus.
    Thank you!

  47. Brijane Hills says:

    Thankyou!!!

  48. Rhonda E Williams says:

    I am truly grateful for this devotion. As it came on Friday, I told myself not to delete it, because I would make time to read it over the weekend. I am certainly glad I did not delete. God’s Word is so rich in promises and I remember the days of my youth when I was so happy and carefree and did not experience much pain in my body, nor did I carry any in my heart.
    As I entered into my 40’s, that situation changed and I began to be more and more sorrowful in life and my body began to have some type of ailment at all times. For the past 5 months I have battled with different forms of painful conditions that have attacked my muscles, tendons and joints. There were days where walking to the restroom was a chore and very painful to say the least.
    I am so excited to report that the Lord spoke to me through this devotional and reminded me, that though life was taking a toil on me, mental, physically and emotionally; I needed to lift my spirit and allow my heart to be filled with His joy. Paul said in the new testament, that in whatever state I find myself in, I have learned to be content. I spite of all, I can rejoice, and laugh, and truly love the life I have, because someone is facing the same trial or a worse battle than me. I have Christ who is my hope and the Hope of Glory, therefore I can rejoice and be exceedingly glad…and that joy in my heart will heal my weary soul, mind and body.
    Thank you for this Word, I am hopeful and joyful once again.

  49. Thank you, Tracie, for sharing your story. I hope and pray your sister is doing better.
    The timing of your story is perfect since I have been in a funk today dealing with pain and other things.
    Thank you!

  50. Pray changes things. God always send a ram in the bush. We have so many angels around us. Keep the faith,
    stay in prayer. Give thanks to the Lord at all time. AMEN

  51. What a great message Tracie, thanks so much for sharing it. Negativity is a heart issue which God will change if you let Him.

  52. What a great message. I find too that even putting yourself in the presence of positive, Godly people affects your outlook and desire to “pay it forward”.

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