(Pro 13:12 KJV) Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
I think I have been “heart” (3820) “sick” (2470) more than I want to admit. This is a rearrangement of the word order in the translations but it just as applicable. One of the words used to define this sickness is “weak”. What happens when you don’t use your muscles? They get weak and if our bodies get weak we are more susceptible to disease and injury. The same is true of our spiritual lives.
This points out that we have a strong say in our spiritual condition. Depressed? Moody? Angry? Maybe it would help to concentrate on hope instead of slights.
So? I need to focus on shaping up those parts of my mental and spiritual condition that I can influence. It is probably more than I want to admit.