Proverbs 12:25 King James Version (KJV)25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Some call this the depression Scripture…Because they read another Bible version
Proverbs 12:25 New King James Version (NKJV)25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,But a good word makes it glad.
But is God really talking about “depression”? Not really God is telling us about our hearts that don’t believe Him, don’t follow Him, don’t trust Him, don’t go to Him and don’t enter into the Word fellowship him to give us gladness and to worship ONLY Him.
In the Hebrew:
What is this good Word that makes her glad? Since none of us are good and Jesus is perfect and Jesus is the Word the Words contained in the Bible is the “good word” to make us glad. In fact, the Gospel of Jesus Christ should make us rejoice! Even when our sin has made us sad for we can rejoice in grace and that He made a place for eternity with us but the devil told us to look at this (temporary as they all are temporary as the earth is temporary and our lives are temporary) condition and situation, devily’s got us in a headlock putting us in heaviness and putting us in a sleeper hold!
But let us look back at verse 25:
25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
What is Heaviness? Heaviness is when we are carrying our own YOKE. When we forgot that Jesus said: Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden for I shall give you rest for your soul and you shall honor Me.
The world tries to take that promise that was given by GOD to us so that we would not feel heavy in worry that leads to heavy in doubt that Gods promise is not true… “Did God really say…?”
Heaviness is anxiety and the word says it makes us “bow down” to it. In the King James it stays “stoop” which means “submit to”; “bend by compulsion”; made us “yield” to it.
These words should be alarming as if we “bow down” to Heaviness/anxiety we are in essence worshipping not God. We actually are not believing in the Word of God may be because we forgot to read it today.
The word steps up to answer our heaviness, anxiety, depression that IT CAUSED because the world is in rebellion against God.
The world offers 1,000s of books on the subject touting that they know the answer! Dumpsters full!
The world offers Anti-Depressants. Just that word is a sin!
Anything that offers something else other than what the Bible says is the answer is the anti-biblical response.
The authors want you to buy their book, if they loved you it would be free. The drug makers want you to buy their drugs, if they loved you it would be free.
There is one book that was written 1000s of years ago BY GOD, OUR CREATOR which is ALIVE and ACTIVE and told you what to do. The Bible told you who to go to. The Bible told you “the good Word will make you glad” (cheerful; joyous)
The church will offer you prayer… but without your faith, you can’t be healed. The Bible says that.
Where is your faith? Is it in God’s promises? Or are they not good enough and you need the promises of dead men?
This proverb is much deeper than “depression” as that is just a symptom for which man wants to make you a slave to his (demonic) wisdom vs God’s answer, to go to Him, Read about Him, put All your faith, all your hope and all your heart focussed on Him.
Where is your focus today? If your heavy it’s not on Gods promises and what was done FOR YOU BY AN INNOCENT MAN NAMED JESUS.
Rejoice for this is the day the He has made you! And be glad in it!