A Godly Healthy Mind

Psalm 37:1-8
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord

Psalm 37 is a wisdom psalm written as an acrostic. Its simple message is to maintain patience in the midst of our troubles. You and I, God’s people can have such patience because we know that our eternal reward will abundantly surpass any temporal troubles.

Brothers and sisters, there is much to say and do today about improving our health by developing habits of optimism, whether facing a difficult medical diagnosis or a very large pile of dirty laundry with no washing machine.

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson , PhD, a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina, says you and I should try activities that build joy, gratitude, love, and other positive feelings.

You and I know, that more is required than a wish for good feelings. You and I need a strong conviction that there is a source of joy, peace, and love upon which we can depend. The Word of God!

Psalm 37:1-8 gives us a positive action we can take as an antidote to pessimism (see the worst aspects of things) and discouragement.

Brothers and sisters here are some mood boosters that will encourage us.

1. Psalm 37:3 trust in the Lord, do good, dwell in the Lord, feed on His faithfulness.
2. Psalm 37:4 Delight in the Lord
3. Psalm 37:5 Commit your ways to the Lord, trust in Him.
4. Psalm 37:7 Rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him, do not fret.
5. Psalm 37:8 Cease from anger, forsake wrath.

Because the aforementioned mood boosters are connected to the phrase “In the Lord,” those directives are more than wishful thinking or unrealistic suggestions. Brothers and sisters, it’s because of Jesus, and in His strength, that they become possible. Our one true source for optimism is the REDEMPTION that is in Jesus. He is our reason for hope. You and I can’t manufacturer hope, and even if we tried it wouldn’t be real.

Lord help us to find hope in You because of what Jesus has done for us.

Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not truly have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.

Written By Edward Jeffries

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