State of the Heart

IMG_1056Morning all! Prov 15.15 says “All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of the circumstances].”‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The difference between a good day and a bad day is largely determined by our attitude. If we know anything about this life, we know it’s filled with seasons and each season can have its share of happiness, sadness and everything in between. Of course, some seasons are better than others and our favourites tend to be the ones that are very obviously abundant with God’s blessings in the ways that meet our ‘happiness criteria’. In those moments, laughter and celebration are almost automatic because we have every reason to emit positive vibes. This verse, though, teaches us that the state of our heart has much more influence over how our day goes than we often give it credit for. It’s impossible for anyone to have an entire life filled with bad days. Yet, that’s exactly how the ‘afflicted’ feel because they only focus on the negative. If we don’t practice proactive gratitude and put in the effort required to have glad hearts, we’ll find that our circumstances will continuously dictate our mood. Irrespective of whether everything is going our way, we need to learn to find the good in the seemingly simple things of everyday life. Let’s choose to see God’s hand in the big and the small and be thankful for all He does, even when it doesn’t meet society’s standard for the highlight reel.

Happy Wednesday!

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