Don't worry! One of the things that worry does is to worsen the situation. Prov 17:22 tells us that a joyful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bone. That literally means that joy brings good out of bad situations, but worry and sorrow only worsens them. This is probably why Jesus did not like it when people mourned the dead.
Be of good cheer! That is what God told the people of Israel to do whenever they were faced with an opposition. You may be facing a challenge, but you would face even more challenges if you allow your joy to phase out. Joel 1:12 tells us that "the vine is dried up, all the trees are dried up, because joy is withered away from the sons of men". And according to scriptures, Jesus is the Vine, who also happens to be The Way to God. If the vine is dried up, then God cannot help you. Habakkuk understood this principle when he said "though nothing may be working for him, but he would rejoice in the Lord, because God is able to restore him". Though God is able to restore whatever we have lost, but joy is the sickle of God's restoration. If you want to see restoration, then keep joy alive.
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; JESUS GIVES THE SPIRIT OF JOY; SO WHEN YOU CAN NOT FIND JOY, JUST ASK HIM TO POUR OUT THAT SPIRIT UPON YOU. Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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