"A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
This verse seems to be a confirmation and a continuation of the message of verse 24, in the previous chapter (see yesterday's post).
It is so much easier to have a cheerful heart when gracious words are spoken to us, but how hurtful to our spirit--and health--when words of criticism and anger are spoken! They crush our spirit and dry up our bones!
It seems the Lord is trying to get my attention and has a lesson here He wants me to learn. Pray that I will be a willing and persistent student, won't you?