“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.”
An afflicted heart is full of pain, and suffering. To be afflicted is to be in pain or suffer some kind of trouble.
Hurt people unintentionally hurt other people.
The days of a person who have been hurt, or has experienced pain in their life, is not pleasant. Whether it be physical pain, emotional, mental lack, this person reacts to any situation, in a negative way. That person is constantly angry, complains, and does not see good in anything, or anyone. To them, everything is a bother, to them everyone is at fault. I am hurt, so I want everyone else to feel this pain.
Out of desperation, the heart is seeking comfort, the afflicted or damaged heart, cries for attention, and is looking for safety. Out of the abundance of heart, the hurt speaks, and spills to the outside, hoping for someone to reach their hand, and wipe their tears away.
Lets look at the merry heart.
A merry heart is a happy heart. A heart that is filled with abundance of peace, and joy is their supply.
The lifestyle of joyful heart endures through the hardest trials of life, and STILL finds JOY in the midst of it all. This heart has a continual feast, and delights the soul in the abundance of it’s harvest. Always sees, always hopes, and perseveres, spreading hope, joy and peace to those surrounding him.
Now I also want to point out that the merry heart, has not always been a merry heart. The heart once felt and experienced an affliction, but chose to give this pain to God, who is able, and powerful enough to heal the hurts, and mend a broken heart. Now that the heart is healed, it is ready to function, and allow LOVE to pour on the inside, to the overflow.
What is your heart full of? If the heart is full of pain, affliction will spill to the outside. If the heart is full of LOVE, joy will spill to the outside.
We need each other!
AFFLICTED HEART BRING YOUR BURDENS TO THE LORD, YOUR HEART NEEDS TO HEAL, YOUR HEART NEEDS REDEMPTION. REACH OUT, AND SEEK HELP!
MERRY HEART, SHARE THE JOY, AND OFFER YOUR TESTIMONY, WITH THE AFFLICTED, HOW YOU TOO OVERCAME THAT BATTLE. HOW YOU TOO FACED THAT PAIN, BUT YOU ARE AN OVER COMER, AND YOU ARE A WARRIOR. REACH OUT AND GRAB HOLD OF SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH PAIN, SPEAK RESTORATION, AND HOPE, AND POINT THEM TO JESUS FOR RECOVERY. HE IS ABLE!!
Heal the wounded heart Lord, bring restoration, and renewal into the heart of an afflicted man. Cover their pain, and bring restoration, Forgive the trespasses, and heal the wounded. Come, and bind up a broken heart, RESTORE their spirit! Send hearts that are full of love to embrace the afflicted, to restore, and to heal through the power that works within, amen!