“The Joy God Provides” 7/27/2021 Written by Cindy Hess Kasper for “Our Daily Bread”

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Written by Cindy Hess Kasper for “Our Daily Bread” @  http://odb.org

 

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July 27

The Joy God Provides

A cheerful heart is good medicine.

Proverbs 17:22

 

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Proverbs 15:13–15, 30

When Marcia’s out in public, she always tries to smile at others. It’s her way of reaching out to people who might need to see a friendly face. Most of the time, she gets a genuine smile in return. But during a time when Marcia was mandated to wear a facemask, she realized that people could no longer see her mouth, thus no one could see her smile. It’s sad, she thought, but I’m not going to stop. Maybe they’ll see in my eyes that I’m smiling.

There’s actually a bit of science behind that idea. The muscles for the corners of the mouth and the ones that make the eyes crinkle can work in tandem. It’s called a Duchenne smile, and it has been described as “smiling with the eyes.”

Proverbs reminds us that “a cheerful look brings joy to the heart” and “a cheerful heart is good medicine” (15:30 nlt; 17:22). Quite often, the smiles of God’s children stem from the supernatural joy we possess. It’s a gift from God that regularly spills out into our lives, as we encourage people who are carrying heavy burdens or share with those who are looking for answers to life’s questions. Even when we experience suffering, our joy can still shine through.

When life seems dark, choose joy. Let your smile be a window of hope reflecting God’s love and the light of His presence in your life.

By Cindy Hess Kasper

Reflect & Pray

What else does the Bible teach us about the joy found in God? How does inner joy contribute to a healthy mind, body, and spirit?

 

The joy You provide is my strength, dear God. Help me to be a messenger of Your love to others.

 

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1 Response to “The Joy God Provides” 7/27/2021 Written by Cindy Hess Kasper for “Our Daily Bread”

  1. That’s why I continue to have a humor site for those that want to smile now and then!! 😉

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