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verse 22: “A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.”

There are several analogies I can think of, when I read the above verse:

    Joy – I think of laughter, and I think of the pure hilarious laughter of my youngest son; you just can’t help but smile. When my wife gets cranked up laughing, you can’t help but laugh along too (and that’s all I’ll say about that. 🙂 )
    A broken spirit – I think of Padme Amidala in Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, who dies of a broken heart over Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader. I remember the physician being puzzled by her condition, because he states, “her injuries were not that serious.”
    The usual collection of sayings, such as “it takes more muscles to frown than to smile”

Recently, I was under a lot of stress, working long hours to meet a deadline. Some of that toll wound up putting me on high blood pressure medicine (I hope temporarily). But on the first day off after the long stretch of several overtime weeks…I just keep feeling myself unwind, and thanking God for the simple things. Now, God got me through that tough time; He’s always there. But joy in your heart is truly a tonic to the physical body; and dry bones…well, there aren’t many uses for those. I just need to remember myself to not let the troubles of this world quench God’s joy in my life.

Have a blessed day in Him!

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