This morning I was reading in the Amplified Bible and this verse seemed to jump out at me.
(Proverbs 17:22 AMP) A happy heart is a good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing but a broken spirit dries the bones.What got me was the “happy” (joyful NASB) 8056) “heart” (3820). I have been struck by the way in which a good morning of worship can keep me from being depressed and dragged down during the day. God wants me to have more than avoiding defeat. He wants me to live a life of victory.
So? That does not mean victory in the sense of the treaty that ends a war but victory in the sense of D-Day. There were many battles to come but there was a belief that the allies would win. If I am willing to keep my focus on the Lord Jesus, I can live with a happy heart.