A Tranquil Heart

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. (Proverbs 14:30) 
The definition of rot is to decay or the action of decomposing. Have you ever smelled spoiled milk or rotting food? It is a putrid stench. It can make you sick to your stomach. Proverbs tells us that envy will rot our bones. Envy looks at another and desires what they have. Envy is so destructive that it robs us of joy. It steals our peace of mind and causes bitterness in our hearts. 
When we look at another and ache for their life, we fail to appreciate our own. While someone else’s life may sound great to us, we do not know the struggles they may be facing. However, Proverbs gives us the solution to envy. It tells us that a tranquil heart gives life. Tranquility means we are calm and quiet. We are not fretting over what we don’t have. 

Lord, give me a tranquil heart, one that looks to you with gratefulness. Replace any envy I may be experiencing with an appreciation for all you have done for me. Amen. 
This devotion is full of such truth. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again and again. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about and times are not always the same, the grass is not always green. The grass is greenest where it is watered so when crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. Start counting your blessings, big or small and you will quickly realize the grass under your feet has been green the entire time.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!