A Jewish proverb observes,
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
Paul, a first-Century follower of Jesus, emphasized hope:
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope. . ."
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Een vrolijk hart vol van hoop goed medicijn
2015 August update: