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PROVERBS 14:13 – MIXED EMOTIONS

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S:  SCRIPTURE

Proverbs 14:13 (NLT) Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.

O:  OBSERVATION

Sometimes a person’s heart is heavy and they are concealing it.  That grief is there even when they stop laughing.  Sometimes we can be going through the pain of a death, but at the same time there is joy and celebration with a birth, and they are both happening at once.  Sometimes we are experiencing the joy of a birth, and dealing with the pain of the baby being born with serious medical conditions.  Sometimes the hurt can be masked behind that smile.

A:  APPLICATION

Many people are laughing on the outside, but crying and hurting on the inside.  I need to be a woman who cares enough and empathizes enough to discern others are hurting even though they don’t show it or share it.   When I ask how are you feeling, I need to really mean it.   I need to be a person who cares and listens and understands the hurts and frustrations that others are carrying around.  We all need to be honest in our feelings – laughing joyfully when it’s time to laugh, crying hard when it’s time to cry.  Cherish the joy.  Don’t let anyone or anything steal the joy of your Savior.  There will be tears and there will be joy.  Laughter and heartache do co-exist at times, but we should always be joyful because He lives.

K:  KNEELING IN PRAYER

Lord my I be a person who has open arms, a shoulder to cry on and an ear to hear to those whose hearts are heavy.  In your name I pray.  AMEN!

You can read my past blogs on Proverbs below:

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 7

Proverbs 8

Proverbs 9

Proverbs 10

Proverbs 11

Proverbs 12 

Proverbs 13

You can find the Good Morning Girls Proverbs study at the link below:

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21 thoughts on “PROVERBS 14:13 – MIXED EMOTIONS”

  1. Wow…this is so true! I think I was like this before my stroke and recommitting my life to Christ.However my heart goes out to my baby brother. I am not sure he knows the Lord but I know his emotions are “mixed” up. I pray every day that he will come to know my Savior! Thank you for sharing such a thought provoking post. May God bless you and yours. Have a wonderful weekend

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  2. I realize that God uses what we have gone through in our lives to minister to others but I first have to be sensitive to those who are in need. My prayer today is that I will feel the hurt of others to lift them up.

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  3. Hi Debbie! I love your take on Proverbs 14 here… Second time this afternoon I have read along these lines (Are you trying to tell me something, Lord?)

    So glad I finally got a chance to stop by! Blessings to you.

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  4. Great verse and analysis of the verse. I love your SOAK method and was nodding my head when you mentioned that many people are smiling on the outside but crying on the inside. Amen. Thank you for sharing this at Weekend Whispers.

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  5. I like the way you unpack the scripture. SOAK – that’s neat. I use SIMPLE with a similar way of listening to God. Check it out. http://www.janiscox.com/category/simple-bible-study/
    And I met a friend in the grocery lineup. I asked how she was. She started to say – fine. but then changed her mind and told me she has had 2 bouts of pneumonia. I expressed concern.
    I am following you from Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  6. Good evening… Good point, there is always more than meets the “eye”… Thank you for sharing this thought provoking post on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I added a comment on my sidebar with your link, but haven’t figured out how to add the button. Usually they have a link under them. I’ll try some other stuff later. Thank you so much for featuring me.

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