Bible Ballistics: BBs #277 Let Your Heart Smile!!!
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
Sometimes we simply need a “smile”. So I thought I’d just spend a little time today sharing a few “smiles” with you. We all need to have a “merry heart”! And one of the best ways to have a merry heart is to praise the Lord God Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and His Son, Jesus!
“O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” Psalm 95:1
When I am down, one of the things I do is to sing praises to the Lord, or to listen to great praise and gospel music. Music and praise will lift the drooping heart and mind! Our God not only “reigns” over all, but HE cares about us, and that is good news, worthy of praise and a grateful heart.
“But let all those
that put their trust in thee
let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy name
be joyful in thee.” Psalm 5:11
“I will praise thee, O Lord,
with my whole heart;
I will shew forth
all thy marvellous works.
2 I will be glad
and rejoice in thee:
I will sing praise to thy name,
O thou most High.” Psalm 9:1-2
When we praise our God, the enemy will flee, because he hates being around praising people. When we resist his schemes to defeat us, we will find courage to press on and find that God will lift our hearts and our spirits. So rejoice in the Lord today, for He cares for you. We must simply trust to our God, and let “God be God”! So stop trying to fret, and figure it out, and focus on God’s faithful goodness—He cares, so:
“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you
in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.
8 Be sober,
because your adversary
as a roaring lion,
seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist
stedfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions
in your brethren
that are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:6-9
So, press on with Jesus, He has it all in His control, and He’s working in, with and through His own! SMILE! REJOICE!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 SMILE!!!