A Joyful Heart…Anytime – 4/29/20

Alyssa Schlarman

Proverbs 17:22 – “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

  

We receive the fruits of the Spirit upon believing in Christ, nothing can take them away from us. True Spirit-given joy is good medicine, but how do we get it when we feel things crush our spirit instead? From Jesus, the giver and sustainer of joy. When we feel we can’t find it, we can ask for it. So, while circumstances take us on roller coaster rides of happiness highs and lows, the love of God provides joy beyond any worldly happiness. It can be experienced no matter what point of the roller coaster we’re on because He is the source of it. Strive for joy today and receive the “good medicine” that’s always available in Christ! 

Prayer Point

Ask that God would provide you His true joy over any happiness the world has to offer. Pray that it seeps deep into your heart and overflows out of you, no matter what situations you find yourself in.