Through Humor

“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” – Proverbs 15:13 (NKJV).
“A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 (NKJV).

“A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.” – Proverbs 15:13 (NASB).
“A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 (NASB).

“A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.” – Proverbs 15:13 (NLT).
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” – Proverbs 17:22 (NLT).

It doesn’t matter what version of the Bible you use, you will always find reference to a cheery and joyful spirit being healthy to those who walk in it. Modern science even references the therapeutic effects of allowing happiness and joy to fill your mind and heart. Those who can laugh and smile at the world around them always have a better outlook on life and a more appealing attitude.

The lesson in all this; GO AHEAD AND SMILE! It will be good for you and for those around you!

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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