“A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song” (Proverbs 15:15, The Message).

It’s easy to have a merry heart when things are going my way, but God’s Word tells me that I can have joy even when I’m faced with affliction. In all honesty, my heart is not so merry when I am going through difficult days. I need God’s help to turn my miserable heart into a cheerful heart today!

Prayer: Remind me, Lord, that You intend for me to feast on Your blessings regardless of my circumstances. Give me a merry heart, Lord!

Devotion by Julie Long


Julie is a writer who would rather read; a speaker who would rather listen; a joyful wife to Peter and a determined mother of two. She shares her passion for discipleship in Reflections magazine and online at moretolifetoday.com. Julie is the More to Life Director for Ladies Ministries UPCI and the Atlantic District Ladies President.

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