All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15
Girlfriends, don't we all know that it is we who decided what kind of day we're going to have? We know in theory, but do we really know that in truth? You decide each and every day if your day is going to be good or bad.
Having a cheerful heart is a God given right. Whatever you do, don't let the enemy steal this from you. He will use anything! He only does what we allow.
Make sure that you are taking care of yourself spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Affliction usually occurs when one of these areas is not taken care of. Find a passage of scripture to meditate on. The Psalms are good to read. Try Psalms 34, 46, 91, and 121.
Make a decision to be happy! Use the gift of family that God has given you. Pamper yourself every now and then, and don't let anyone tell you that it's selfish.
Lord, thank you for being God all by yourself,
Thank you for providing us with everything we need,
You are our strength and our song,
We will always have what we need if we depend on you,
Lord we thank you for mercy and grace
Lord we will not lift up our soul to any idol
You are the true God
Lord I thank you that you know my name,
and you alone establish my goings,
Lord I thank you that when I was in my mothers womb,
you saw me and ordained a purpose for me
Lord thank you for being my inexhaustible supply,
Lord when everything else runs out,
I can always run to you.
Lord forgive me, when I act like you are not enough
You are my God and King,
I praise you!