“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast” (Proverbs 15:15 NLT).


Our heart condition determines how we perceive life. Yet, how do we have a “happy heart?” David knew something about this. When life circumstances turned from bad to worse around him, the Bible says that he “encouraged himself in the Lord” (1 Sam. 30:6). His circumstances didn’t immediately change, but his heart did. And when our heart changes, we see possibilities rather than limitations. Is your life full of trouble or like a continual feast? Perhaps it’s more a matter of your heart than your circumstances.
PRAYER: Lord, regardless of today’s circumstances, help us to keep our hearts set on You. For life is like a roller coaster of ups and downs, but You are a firm foundation that never changes. Fill us afresh with Your Spirit and make our hearts beat with the joy of the Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.