Reprieve from Anxiety
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)
Anxiety will weigh heavy on our hearts and minds leading to ill health unless we learn to carry it to Calvary. Even when life is going well and smooth there are cares and concerns that we can give to Jesus. When we find peace and joy in Jesus, we find a reprieve from the crushing anxiety of life and a reminder that our Lord sees us through the stresses we face day by day in a fallen world.
There is therapy in laughter, refreshment in smiling, and an appreciation from the little moments of cheerfulness as they arise. By living one day at a day, not allowing tomorrow’s worry to ruin today, we’ll find more of those moments.
Let’s pray today that we may turn our anxiety over to the Lord Jesus and find a joyful heart.