Proverbs 11:7 - "When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth."

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Smile without fear!

"Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall

rejoice in time to come" (Proverbs 31:25). So many woman are

working so hard in this busy world, trying to take care of

themselves and their families, while trying to

make an income, they do not take time for themselves, and

they find themselves suffering with anxiety, fear, and


     “An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious

than jewels.” This is a wonderful verse, but the truth of the

matter is that not all women are married or wives, but this verse

can be looked at differently for the woman that is not a wife.

Now, in reading this verse, substitute the word wife if you are

not a wife and use instead the word, woman. Regardless of your

current status, focus on being a woman of value, described in

the Proverbs 31 woman (Proverbs 31:10-30). The woman who

smiles without fear is priceless and she is valued at being worth

more than rubies (Proverbs 31:10).

      The heart of the Proverbs 31 woman is something we receive

as we spend time to God and respond to Him. Your value to God

is so important to Him. You do not have to live a lifestyle of fear

and worry when you begin to seek Him. You do not have to live

exhausted, confused, or afraid. You can look to God for help.

     When we examine the riches of God’s grace, we can see how 

God’s grace defines us and God’s grace frees us. If we want to

smile without fear, we should consider the following: Is it up to

God or is it up to me? When we stop being our own worst

enemies and accept God’s grace, when we truly believe that

Jesus Christ defeated death and sin, by faith in Jesus, God

extends to us the right to freely receive His grace!

     Sometimes, we just need to slow down and stop trying to do

so much all the time. There are times that we just need to c

consider what it really means to spend time with God. “Come

with me by yourselves to a quiet place” (Mark 6:31). Jesus

taught his disciples the importance of having time alone with


     Sometimes, we may need quiet time to read His Word,

other times it may be listening and singing to songs, then, there

are times, when we just need to be still. "Be still, and know that

I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be

exalted in the earth." Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am

God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in

the earth (Psalm 46:10).

     When we start taking the time to read God’s word, our lives

will become better. “This book of the law shall not depart out of

thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that

thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written

therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then

thou shalt have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

     When we take time for God, we will learn to rely on God and

stop trying to impress Him. We will stop feeling so exhausted,

confused, and afraid. Our thoughts and habits will change and

we will begin to smile without fear, because we will be happier.