Thursday, April 8, 2010

Double Whammy!

God's presence combined with a cheerful heart is a double whammy that presses (prays) against any and every barrier or limitation. A bummed out heart negates God's presence and power. No one can always be cheerful, but everyone can ask for God's help in receiving this prescription 'medicine'. No one can respond cheerfully in every situation and circumstance of life, but everyone can ask for God's grace to apply a very powerful 'medicine' on all that ails. A bummed out heart crushes one's spirit and it is near impossible to be cheerful in the face of really, really bad news. However, what is impossible is made possible through a relationship with God.

Today when I receive my infusion of chemotherapy I guarantee I will be surrounded by mostly cheerful people also receiving their infusion. I most likely will laugh out loud a few times with the humor only cancer patients and the nurses who treat them are gifted with. I also most likely see those still crushed in their spirit who have just received or still struggling with their diagnosis of cancer. May God help all of us in the chemo ward who have passed through the valley of a crushed spirit provide hope for a better day with a cheerful heart and its resulting 'good medicine'. May God help all of us put the double whammy on any and every limitation and barrier.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22

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