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Overcoming an Afflicted Mentality

Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. REAL AFFLICTIONS The scriptures, specifically in Proverbs, reveals to us that there is a thin layer of intricacy between one who may have a wounded spirit and one who has a mentality of always feeling afflicted. Some people suffer from real afflictions in their lives, such as being sexually assaulted, experiencing physical abuse, or losing a loved one unexpectedly to an unjust violent death. Proverbs 18:14 tells us that generally the spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but asks the rhetorical question “but a wounded spirit who can bear?” While having a positive mindset and having the right spirit about a matter will help you endure trials that come your way, there are also times when the spirit is broken and the person loses a sense of hope. Proverbs 15:13 likewise confirms that “by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken” and Proverbs 17:22 says “a broken spirit dr

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