(If you read this post yesterday, I apologize. It wasn’t supposed to go out until today. Does that tell you how overwhelmed I am? But much good has come my way since yesterday. I’ve made some progress on the legal side and some discussions with friends and family have enlightened me and solidified my thinking. Sometimes we get so intent on being “fair”, we’re not very smart. But that’s when God steps in and encourages you to take stock of not only everyone else but yourself as well. Satan likes to make us second-guess God’s clear wisdom. If we stay focused though and don’t rush ahead of ourselves, it all eventually becomes clear. That’s how God shows us mercy. So I am publishing this post again in case you missed it yesterday.
I am reposting it under another title with some changes. I most certainly would’ve re-read it last night and edited it. I always do. So today’s version includes some of those minor changes.)
I have a lot of versions of Proverbs 12:25 for you to read. But before you do, let me warn you.
This is a brutally honest post and I’m writing it as a long-time follower of Christ.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.
(Yesterday, as I wrote in the first paragraph, mercy showed up through conversations and insights. Tomorrow mercy might present itself in a book or a song. Mercy has no limitations. God can use whatever vehicle he wants to send mercy our way. The only thing we have to do is recognize it.
I am counting on God’s mercy showering me time and again in God’s most creative ways. I am thankful today that we do indeed serve a merciful God who leads us when we are tired, angry, confused, directionless, flailing about, etc. I’m glad we serve a merciful God that looks past our failings, real or imagined. )