Job 9:27 (NKJV)
If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,
I will put off my sad face and wear a smile,’

“Just smile!”, we often say…But it’s not always that simple.

I don’t think Jesus was smiling in the garden when He asked the Father, “if you are willing, take this cup from me”…but He may have when He said, “nevertheless, not my will buy thine be done” (Luke 22:42)

I’m sure Jesus wasn’t smiling when getting nailed in the hands and feet, or when He said my, “God, My God why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)

But, He may have lovingly when He said, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).

So, be kind today when you see someone smile because smiles don’t always come easily. You never know what pain, frustration and disappointment a smile had to force its way through.

Because even though you see a smile, the struggle is still there.

Even though you see a smile, pain may be hiding right behind it.

Greet someone’s smile, with a smile…it will bless your heart and theirs as well.



God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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