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Proverbs 25:20

Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound.

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Reflective Thinking

As the loving and caring person that you are, you want to help those around you that have a heavy heart. It may seem like a good idea to try and cheer them up with a cheerful song or activity but that would be unwise. Our focus should be comforting, strengthening, and encouraging them. 

Action Idea

Ask the Holy Spirit to speak through us to comfort, strengthen, and encourage others. This doesn’t only go for people who have a heavy heart, everyone needs a word from God that strengthens, encourages, and comforts them.