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It’s no fun when you use to be in good physical shape, then you fall out of it. Add in the aging factor, and getting back into shape is harder. However, it is worth the effort, because the better physical condition we’re in as we age, the better we can withstand diseases that strike us later on in life.

What about our spiritual strength? How do we withstand the day of distress when it hits us? (and it will!). First off, you better have the Great Physician on your side. Accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior is the most important part, but Jesus doesn’t want us to accept Him and that be all. We need to spend time with Him in prayer, studying His Word, and doing His will. We get our strength from Jesus, but we need to stay close to Him, so that we don’t let sin steal or dilute that strength. Then when the day of distress hits, you’ll find yourself withstanding the assault a lot easier since your strength won’t be slack.

Something to think about.

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verse 13: “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.”

I have a friend of mine who is a mortician. In his experiences in dealing with death and grief, he has told us stories about the human spirit. One interesting fact he has told us concerns elderly people, especially if they’re not in good health. More than often, they do not pass on or before a holiday, like Christmas. But just after the holiday, which usually is a joyous time when you see family…their will to live expires, and they pass on. It’s as if they hang on, the hope of that time together with loved ones keeping them going.

One of the worse things in the world to see is a broken heart, a broken spirit. No amount of acting or masking can hide it. On the opposite side of that coin, a cheerful heart is almost impossible to hide. I know when my wife is experiencing pain, she can smile and try to say that she is okay…but I can see it in her eyes. Likewise, when she is joyful, when she is singing and worshipping in choir at church…her eyes sparkle!

We also have a friend I met on a previous Carpenters trip, who is so full of life that her eyes shine…in fact, her nickname is “Bright Eyes”.

Is your heart cheerful? Give thanks to God! Are you suffering from a broken heart? Turn it over to the Great Physician, for only He can heal it.

Something to think about today.

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