Your Attitude

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)

The New England Journal of Medicine recounts the amazing healing of Norman Counsins. His medicine?  A healthy dose of laughter each day.  So much so, that not only did it bring him sleep, but it reversed his incurable debilitating disease.

Scripture confirms what Mr. Counsins learned:

a joyful heart is good medicine.

Viktor Frankl wisely pointed out:

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: to choose one’s attitude.”

Friend, God cares about you, but he also cares how you respond to your circumstances.  Do you leave your worries with God in prayer?  Or do you constantly chew on the problems you face? Do you rejoice in everything or sit and sour?

Your attitude in the face of adversity is a witness too. Make a decision today to have a joyful, gracious heart.

By Vonette Bright
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