Manage Your Emotion to Good Health

Our emotions and our thoughts affect our health. Here is a teaching from Proverbs 14:30

  • (ASV)  A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh, But envy is the rottenness of the bones.
  • (NLT)  A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.
  • (ERV)  Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer.
  • (CEV)  It's healthy to be content, but envy can eat you up.
  • (Brenton)  A meek-spirited man is a healer of the heart: but a sensitive heart is a corruption of the bones.
A heart that is at peace and contented leads to good health. It gives life to the body.

A heart that is disturbed, especially, of jealousy, is extremely dangerous as it gives rise to the rottenness of the bones, which many modern translations use the fatal sickness called cancer instead. A doctor thinks otherwise, she considers rottenness of the bones as osteoporosis. The cancerous one in: 
  • Proverbs 17:22: A cheerful heart is a good medicine, But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
A broken spirit, a spirit of depression, self-condemnation, suicidal, have many causes such as being abused emotionally, verbally, physically, sexually or perfectionism.  

In addition, bitterness, anger, unforgiveness are call emotions that disrupt the heart and will lead to sickness.

The lesson learned is to accept ourselves as God has accepted and loved us. Focus on God's love for us. Putting our trust in God's providence and care for us. With the love and power of the Holy Spirit, we forgive others who had harmed or betrayed us. We are content with what the Lord had given and led us. We live the assured hope and joy that God will continue to lead, protect and promote us because we are His children of love. We focus on God and the needs of others, and less on ourselves. Be freed from the bondage of hurt, the needs to be like others, to take revenge, etc. Manage our emotions well. Don't take life too seriously. Have fun. God wants you to be happy and joyful. Trust Him to care for you and your future.

Lim Liat (c) 8 May 2017.

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