A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Many times we get weighed down with the cares of this life. When your eyes are on your cares and worries, you manifest what you think. If they are anxious thoughts then they will produce a heavy or depressed heart. When you have your eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus Christ and the Gospel then His joy and peace will flow freely in and around and through you.
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad.
When you meet discouraged or depressed people they usually have some kind of bitterness inside of them. They meditate and relive the hurts of the past continuously rather than to seek the face of God. When your eyes are on Him healing joy and peace will flow through you like a mighty river of life.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
(Psalms 1:1-3 Amplified Bible)
You can change your situations in your life to a total victory by letting the past die in your heart and mind. The way to victory is to abide and live contentiously in Jesus Christ
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; meditate on these things.
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