"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones." - Proverbs 17:22

Joy

Do you need a good dose of joy? It really is good medicine.

Years ago, Psychology Today magazine published an article, “Laugh and Be Well.” In the article, Norman Cousin wrote about a remarkable recovery from a disabling condition through massive doses of Vitamin C and comedy clips. His experience spawned a new field of scientific research studying how the brain influences the immune system.

Funny, the Bible has said the same thing all along. In Proverbs, God’s Word says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Do you need a good dose of joy; yet nothing seems to ease the pain?

I have good news. You can find joy. It is found in a person who is the source of a lasting joy that overcomes the heartaches of life. His name is Jesus.

Jesus says, “I’ve told you these things, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”

We all need to enjoy laughter. It’s good medicine. But lasting joy is only found in Jesus.

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