Glad :)

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV

https://bible.com/bible/59/pro.12.25.ESV

Proverbs often state the obvious, that might otherwise get overlooked. This one is no exception. Anxiety is like a millstone round our necks. Even if circumstances are bad, that’s why anxiety’s no good.

Jesus emphasised the unhelpfulness of anxiety. It doesn’t add a minute to our lives. It isn’t an antidote to viruses. It’s pointless. The God who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will look after us.

As with many proverbs, there’s a contrast here. If anxiety is depressing; cheery words cheer us up. It’s a difficult balancing act because we don’t want to make light of heavy situations.

But good news is to be shared. If we’re not sharing the good news of eternal life in Jesus, then maybe we haven’t received the gospel ourselves as we ought! The world needs good news and if we believe in Christ we have it!

“Loving Heavenly Father, please help us to not get worries but to trust You in all things. In Jesus’ name, amen”

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