“God will let you laugh again; you’ll raise the roof with shouts of joy” (Job 8:20-22 MSG).
Know for certain, God is very much alive, working in your life, and always speaking to you. He is for you and not against you. He loves you and cares for you. He knows your sorrow and sadness. Be encouraged in the midst of all your situations, “God will let you laugh again.” God is a present God and wants to live in your present circumstances. He wants you to know the plans He has for you. They are good and build your hope.
We sometimes neglect to understand our circumstances, whether good or bad, and allow our emotions to rule us and act as our source of release. If you need to laugh, I believe “God will let you laugh again.” Laughing is a good source of release and proven to build the immune system by releasing endorphins that promote healing and health.
I learned to laugh while dealing with some difficult people and living in difficult circumstances. Though, it seemed that I was tested on every side, I learned to change my disposition and see the good in circumstances that seemed bad.
Sometimes others attempt to shift your focus and steal your joy, but hold to the Word of God. “A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired” (Proverbs 17:22 MSG).
Where’s your laughter? How have you chosen to change your disposition and laugh instead of cry in your circumstances?
Jesus in Me: Father, I thank You for laughter. You made it possible for me to express my emotions with laughter. I pray for those who need to laugh. I make the choice to change my disposition about my circumstances and I choose to laugh. I pray as this new year starts with laughter that I see Your hand remaining upon my life. Now, build the kingdom of God in me and those around me and through us. In the midst of uncertain times or troubles, help me choose a cheerful disposition rather than sadness. Thank You Lord for loving me enough to let me laugh. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Today’s Tasting: Job 6-9 MSG
It’s quite possible that Job felt as if God had abandoned him. God allowed Satan to wreak havoc for Job and destroy everything around him. Yet, the Lord didn’t allow Satan to destroy Job. Job seemed to vent about his misfortunes, not just to friends, but to God also. In the end, Job returned to the conclusion that God is a great and mighty God.