(Proverbs 27:11 KJV) My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
God wants us to have a “glad” (8055) “heart” (3820). I did a quick search of the two words in the same verse and came up with 47 in the NASB and 36 in the KJV. The most common ways the Hebrew is translated deal with rejoicing. The heart is the inner man.
Believers look at life and face the future with a different attitude than the non-believer. Or at least we should. We should have the gladness that comes from a sense of security and purpose. We should be able to rejoice in the knowledge that we walk a straight path in a crooked world, that we can know truth in the midst of lies. You remember the wooden cubes we used to get around Christmas time that we were supposed to take apart and reassemble. Once you learned the trick it was easy. In a sense, we know the “trick.”
So? It is going to be a rough day. Maybe at this moment it has been a rough day. Rejoice and have a glad heart.