November 20, 2010
Today I am Thankful…
Psalm 126:2 – Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
Proverbs 15:13 – A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Laughter is so good for us.
Smiling is contagious.
A joyful spirit shares itself to others.
Our bodies were not meant to be sorrowful all the time. Physically, we begin to break down when our hearts are full of grief with no happiness to release the stress and tension.
You may find this video a little bit strange, but I thought it was very interesting.*
(*Disclaimer: I am not advocating this type of activity, but am merely acknowledging that even those who do not know what God says about joy are attempting to use laughter as a means of finding inner peace.)
There are days that we feel like we may never laugh again; and sometimes, we feel that if we do laugh, it is somehow disrespectful to those around us who are hurting.
However, pain and sorrow cannot be our continual companions. We must allow God's joy to fill us again, when our sorrowing is past.
Psalm 126:5-6 – They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.