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A happy heart is the best medicine (Proverbs 17:22)



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Singing praise
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Bible Verse:
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22)
Meaning:
Happiness leads to good health.
Origin and Application:
Medical research has often shown that a cheerful heart can speed up the recovery of patients, especially cancer patients. This saying is not new to Bible readers, because the Proverbs already tells us so: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” This verse is popular in literature on patient care. In my service with the Hospital Chaplain, patients often find a lot of comfort and encouragement upon reading this verse at their lowest point in life.
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Keywords :
happy   joy   medicine   praise   heart  


Related Information:
NIV official site
Chinese Bible (和合本)
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