Melissa Whitaker, Service Coordinator for 9:00 Kindergarten/1st Grade Kid Fusion
I am always amazed by how there is so much to be learned in Proverbs in the few words of each verse. A few Proverbs in these chapters spoke to me, personally, and I’m going to focus on them.
One of my favorite Proverbs is found in 17: 22. “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” It is not always easy to have a positive outlook, but having a positive outlook is really a choice that a person makes. In my own life, I have found that when I make this decision to be cheerful, I think clearly and I’m more productive. At times, however, this choice is definitely difficult to make. Sometimes, I have uncontrollable, external trials in my life. Life gets tough, and I think, “How can I be positive at a time like this?” It is during these times that I like to remember Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and our safe.” It is this verse that helps me keep my perspective from crumbling when life gets consumed with challenges.
My prayer today is that you will also be reminded that you have a refuge in God, and that He is “a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).