“A joyful heart is good medicine …”
Proverbs 17:22a (NASB)

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror when you’re grumpy? You should try it sometime. You just might want to notify your face and say, “Face, cheer up. It could be a lot worse.“ If you are one of those grumpy, crotchety Christians, your heart and mind are probably out of whack, influenced by this world’s way of thinking and all of its negative and hateful conversations. You may also be dwelling on your problems and circumstances. Whereas God’s word reminds us that we are to, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NASB),” and Proverbs 15:13 (NASB) says, “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face.” When you have a joyful heart, it’s contagious. People can see it all over you and it’s good medicine, and good medicine leads to good healing. I encourage you to make this declaration daily: “I declare I will choose to rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.”