Our Proverb for today, ever timely: "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad." Proverbs 12:25
And a good word to make me glad from Philippians 4:4-7 "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
The kids and I regularly read a verse from Proverbs, going in order one verse at a time. 12:25 was what we came upon today. I enjoy the challenge and reflection it takes to explain each proverb to the children and how often God brings other truths and Scriptures to mind to explain it and to teach me, too. Today's verse is ever timely, but today seemed especially so with some grumpiness and in light of all the changes and decisions that we have recently made and are still making. Aside from God, it is easy to be weighed down. God is so good to give us insight into our hearts, created by Him, of course, and to bring to mind His Word hidden in my heart (my "good word" to answer the Proverb). I am thankful for the reminder and encouragement to talk to Him about everything and that He has provided the good Word, always ready to make my heart glad.