Filled with a Glad Heart

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

A recent study revealed that pessimists are much more likely to develop depression. The report concluded that some people “react to distressing life events by experiencing emotions such as anger, anxiety, and sadness.” And people with a pessimistic view of life are more likely to succumb to these emotions.

The Bible tells us that when we are depressed, everything can seem dark. But when our hearts are filled with joy, righteousness, and gladness, depression lifts.

In fact, if we have glad hearts, all of life can be “a continual feast.” This implies that we can experience God’s presence in everything we do. There is no need for anxiety, dread, fear, or doubt, for “the joy of the Lord” can give us strength in everything we do (Nehemiah 8:10).

Right now, do you feel pessimistic about the future and your life? Do you have doubts about the power of God and what He can do in your life? The Bible warns that doubt can doom you to a life filled with “anxious thoughts and foreboding.”

But God’s Word says He can deliver you from doubt and worry. He can free you from pessimism and depression. Instead of drudgery, He wants you to know that your life can be a “continual feast.”

He wants you to trust in Him. He can fill your heart with gladness!

Right now, the choice is yours. Do not allow despair and anxiety to fill your heart, but draw near to God. He can take away your fears and doubts, and replace them with hope. And He can empower you with His Holy Spirit, filling you with His joy and a glad heart.