An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. NIV
The Message translates this, “Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.” The Message
I think that this verse is very interesting. My understanding is that Solomon, whom God gave the gift of wisdom, wrote much of Proverbs. This verse makes good common sense … of course, if I am worried, I get cheered up by being around cheerful people. But, as I think more about it, I can see that I am called to be that cheerful person for others who are worried.
I love that. This is something that I have always felt was important, but, I didn’t realize that there was a verse about it.
What a nice discovery and a nice way to start the day.
One response to “Proverbs 12:25”
I am right there with you on your devo. today! You know, being cheerful makes me soooooo happy! That sounds strange, but it is a tremendous amount of work for me. I have discovered, without exception, it is always the right choice. God even blesses me physically when I choose to be cheerful. He totally transforms my posture and gives me less wrinkles. No amount of physical therapy or expensive creams could do what He does.