Filled with a Glad Heart

Filled with a Glad Heart

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

A recent study revealed that pessimists are much more likely to develop depression. One of the conclusions was 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 be discouraged and be filled with dark emotions.

The Bible tells us that when we are depressed, everything can seem evil. But when our hearts are filled with joy and gladness, depression lifts. In fact, if we have glad hearts, all life can be “a continual feast.” This implies that we experience God’s presence in everything we do. There is no need for anxiety, fear, or doubt, but God can give us His joy in every situation.

Right now, do you feel pessimistic about the future? About the challenges you face? Are you plagued with doubts? Remember that His Word promises that doubt can lead to a life filled with “anxious thoughts and foreboding.”

The Bible tells us that God wants to deliver you from doubt, anxiety, pessimism, and depression. If you trust Him your life can be a “continual feast,” and He can fill your heart with gladness.

Don’t let your heart be anxious. Trust in God. Let Him take away your fears and doubts and replace them with hope. Draw on the presence of His Spirit to give you His joy and peace.