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Sadness and heartache is something that we’ve all faced. There’s times when it may seem unbearable. Sometimes all we want is joy and we can’t seem to feel it. If you’ve felt this way, you’re not alone. David experienced this and wrote about it numerous times. David said, “Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice” (Psalms 51:8). By reading David’s writings we learn that we CAN get through it. Like David, we have to go to God and make sure our heart is in tune with Him. A devotional I read talks about this a little more.

When Jesus Christ is the source of joy, there are no words that can describe it. It is a joy “unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8). Christ is the answer to the sadness and discouragement, the discord and division in our world.
Christ can take discouragement and despondency out of our lives. Optimism and cheerfulness are products of knowing Him.
The Bible says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22).
If the heart has been attuned to God through faith in Christ, then its overflow will be joyous optimism and good cheer.
Out West an old sheepherder had a violin, but it was out of tune. He had no way of tuning it, so in desperation he wrote to one of the radio stations and asked them at a certain hour on a certain day to strike the tone A. The officials of the station decided they would accommodate the old fellow, and on that particular day the true tone of A was broadcast. His fiddle was thus tuned, and once more his cabin echoed with joyful music.
If we live our lives in tune with the Master, we, too, will find ourselves surrounded by His beautiful music.

And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. - Psalms 35:9

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Great teaching lesson. Thanks!


This was AWESOME! Thank you


Great message! Thank you for sharing it!


Loved this! Thank you Skyler!!

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