Proverbs in 365 Devotions

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Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

 

The Cheerful Of Heart

Robin Aylor

Oppressed, distressed, a life in upheaval,
Are those who stake claim in a world full of evil
The victim, the patsy, the loser denied
Indignant pleading with self-righteous pride

But where is this curse on the cheerful of heart?
They sing in the moonless pitch black dark
They don’t brood with their mind and seek to recall
Every wrong they have suffered great or small

I viewed a video just the other day
Of three Christians bound and hauled away
They kneeled in a field with many spectators
But they would not deny their Lord and Creator

Though smitten, scorned or struck with a knife
We may feast with joy on the Bread of Life
While others will curse at a small disruption
Our rapture explodes like a volcano’s eruption

If you’re sanctimoniously demanding fairness and truth
You might as well ask to be hung by a noose
Complacently injured you think you’re a token
To be fair you are shattered that's why Jesus was broken

Don’t muse as a casualty, you suffering slave
Have faith in the one who rose from the grave
Jesus suffered, forsaken, in our place on the cross
That we might become the cheerful of heart