Merry Heart

An Original Work/ Maurice Malcolm/ Dec 20, 2019

God Almighty by His infinite wisdom have given everyone of us a free will. We have the ability to make choices, this also help to make life interesting. We are not perfect beings so at times the choices we make become the very things that hurt us. That is why it is important to know the word of God so we can walk in His will. We all go through our time of grief, sorrow, rejections, setbacks and self imposed failures. All these bring our emotion to a low where our soul is cast down.

David spake in Psalm 42: 5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance” After David recognized the state that his soul was in he encouraged himself by praising God. Worship, praising and thanking God has the power to change our countenance from a sorrowful heart to a merry heart.

Proverbs 15: 3 “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken”

Proverbs 17: 22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”

Everyone need their moment of laughter and recreation. Even though we are told from scripture in 1 Peter 4: 12 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happen unto you”

How To Have A Merry Heart:

Believe and practice the word of God

Pray always

Surround yourself with Christ like people

Owe no man nothing but love everyone

Forgive people of their trespasses

Worship, praise, thanksgiving with strong adoration to the the Most High God

Seek to be a blessing

Avoid idle jesting

Be a company of the Holy Ghost

God will always put someone in our lives when the turbulent storms of life rock our boat. Such person is designed and prepared by God the cheer us along the way as we journey through these storms. This is how we can have a merry heart through our storm. We can get a scripture for encouragement, a prayer, a song and an assurance saying I am with you, you shall come forth as pure gold and newness of life begins today. Appreciate the merry times in our lives and thank God for who is in Jesus name.

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