I have told you of these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take Heart! I have overcome the world!
If your hearts have been attuned to God through an abiding faith in Christ, the result will be joyous optimism and good cheer.
"Don't worry, be happy" may be too simplistic of a formula for life, but the
"be happy" part is definitely a principle from God's Word.
David said: " You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound" (Psalms 4:7). Solomon said: " A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22).
Jesus said: " In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer,
I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).
Even if you have some problems and worries that are gnawing at you, all the more reason to make a conscious decision to shake off the blues and embrace a cheerful disposition.
Thank you Jesus for the gift of Joy.
I choose happiness and grace in you today.
Have a great day!