Sunday, April 11, 2021

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Thought Of The Day : Joy heals the heart, but bitterness breaks and torments it.

LISTEN: Be happy or be destroyed by depression. If you fail to be happy, you would be doomed. When you permit sadness to reign as king in your heart, you have invited calamity by your own hands. The Bible says,

Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs him down,
but an encouraging word brings him joy.

Proverbs 12:25

Are you weighed down by pressures of life? I bring you good news from God. The Bible says,

“…weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalms 30:5

Your joy has come. Beloved, be happy! But you can’t be happy without, until you’re happy within. You will always be heavy in heart if you’re not determined to lighten it by faith. As a matter of fact, your happiness is your responsibility. No doubt, the troubles of life are numerous; but we should learn to take life easy. Let’s not keep worrying ourselves and weigh down ourselves and be denied the chances to be happy, healthy and lively. Having a joyful heart plays a vital role in our entire well-being. But when we allow heaviness to dominate our hearts, the sweetness of life will surely evaporates. My dear, no matter what you face, you should encourage yourself and be happy. Help yourself by staying positive in every situation; for no help can be enough which is not supported by help from within you. So, take it easy on yourself. I may not know the weight of your pain and sorrow right now, but God knows entirely about your problems. So, don’t be hard on yourself, rather cast your burden on God for He really cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Jesus Christ said to His audience thus:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

My dear, why are you struggling under your burdens alone? Come to Jesus Christ by faith today and quit worrying about your problems? Beloved, God hasn’t given up on you. Therefore, be happy always and remember that, a happy heart makes a happy life. So, no matter what, always remind yourself that, you can be happy. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t kill yourself, for your case is not the worst, rather trust in God.
2. Never give up on life, rather remember that God won’t give up on you.
3. Determine to be joyful in all situations no matter what.
4. Commit your problems to God and believe that He knows and cares about you.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I repent of my unhappy lifestyles. Henceforth, help me to be positive – minded and joyful, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life, every spirit of worry and heaviness is cast out from you, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection: Those who choose to worry about everything are weighed down and denied the chances to be happy, healthy and lively.

Quote : “If it is bad for you to be happy, but good to be continuously sad, then, know that calamity is inevitable.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Enoch lived a total of 365 years and was translated to heaven? (Genesis 5:23).

Today In History : April 11, 1945, During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Grasshoppers Have Ears on Their Bellies.

Bible Quiz : Who was the father of Samson?

God bless you!

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