Who would have thought God has a pharmacy!
He does and it’s open 24/7 365 a year! God really is interested in our health, our
complete health. In His Word we can find His prescriptions – prescriptions that
are tested and proved to be powerfully effective, plus they won’t cause hideous
- A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (KJV)
- A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (NIV)
- A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. (Amplified)
Merry = H8056: you who rejoice, showing joy
Heart = H3820: mind, will, heart, understanding, inner part, inner man, soul, thinking, reflection, memory, inclination, resolution, and determination
Good = H3190: to be pleasing, to make glad,rejoice, deal well with, to make a thing good or right or beautiful, to do thoroughly
Medicine = H1456: a cure, a healing, removal of bandage
“You shall rejoice” shows up 8 times in Deut. Psalm 9:2 says: “I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.”
Our inclination, resolve, and determination can be wrapped up in one word: Intent. Have you ever pondered your intent? I find, I’ll tell on myself, that my intent can be way off base unless I keep it in check. I have to check myself, because my intentions are inclined to revert back to past thinking, fleshly thinking, or old wounded places. Our intent must always be fixed on God, and following His Word.
Rejoicing, according to scripture, is to be our inclination, resolution, determination = our intention!
Are we resolved to wallow in what wrong or are we resolved to be glad in God? If
we are waiting for something to rejoice, the problem isn’t that God hasn’t come through for us, or that our circumstances are not what we want, no – the problem is our resolve to only Rejoice when God does what we want.
Scripture says to Rejoice just because God is worthy! So, let’s REJOICE intentionally about all God is and welcome the cure and healing available to us! Let’s be
determined to Praise God, and be Glad in Him. Let us renew our thinking and
inner man by reflecting – keeping before us God’s activity in our past, recording
our memories of what God has done and REJOICE that He is still doing Great things
in our lives. Let’s be intentional to Rejoice – it will bring life and healing into our bodies right down to our bones!
I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.