One day I was watching a video and in the video, the person speaking just so happened to speak a different language. And although I couldn’t understand the words that were coming out of their mouth, there was one thing I could relate to. It was their laughter.
This person had a joyful spirit about them. You could tell two things about the video. Either they were talking about something that was light hearted and funny or they just had a naturally joyful spirit that shined through. I’d like to think the latter.
I walked away from the video with an epiphany. Laughter is a universal language. We may all have different languages. We all have different cultures and different ways of doing things. But there is one thing we all have in common, it’s our laugh. Our laughter is contagious. It’s relateable. We can all tell the nature of a person or situation when laughter is involved.
Proverbs 17:22 tells us that “A merry heart does good, like medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Let me ask you today, have you had your medicine? Have you laughed today?
Sometimes you do have to laugh to keep from crying. For it’s a crushed spirit that dries the bones. When the opportunity presents itself, laugh.
Even if you just take a minute to smile, you can change how you feel simply by smiling. You may not have a reason to smile, but let your smile be your reason.
It’s God’s grace that gives you the ability to laugh when you’re having a bad day. It’s His grace that sustains you and puts a smile on your face.
Look to God today because He is your help. He can turn your tears into cheers; cheers of laughter. Cheers of happiness. Cheers of joy!
When it seems your laugh is gone, when it seems your smile is gone, know that God can restore your laugh. He can restore your smile and your joy. He will give you more of the “merry heart” that Proverbs talks about, as you charge forth on your journey of life!
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