Okay. So it all began with this. On Pinterest. At midnight. All by myself.

                   And was quickly followed by this:

                                        And this:

And thus began a laugh-fest that lasted for over two hours! I laughed until my belly hurt and tears created a small river down my cheeks…

At midnight.
All by myself.

It was glorious!

The pain, the worry, the devastation flowed from my spirit, literally transforming into joy as the cackles and snorts broke up the fallow ground of my heart.

Solomon, the great man of wisdom, spoke these words, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bone”. ~ Proverbs 17:22

Yes, and amen!

I have been broken and crushed. I don’t even know how we’re going to pay the bills this week, but you know what? I have found the joy of the Lord once again. Where once that small river of tears was born of extreme despair, now my tears are reflecting the goodness of God. He is amazing.

And He knows what He’s talking about. 

There is strength in the joy of the Lord. There is peace. There is hope.

Psalm 126 reads, “When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing.”

The Lord is my Deliverer. He is bringing me out of captivity into His marvelous Light. I can dream again. I can laugh again. And I’ll never stop singing His praises.

Beloved of God, you are not alone in your despair. God sees and He knows all about it. You, too, will be brought out of your captivity and learn to laugh again.

Our God is faithful.

Now, don’tcha feel better?

Father God, Thank You for the gift of joy. Thank You for the gift of grace, for that is what You’ve extended to me. I am so grateful. Thank You for the laughter. Thank You for the hope. And thank You for every promise of Your Word. I love You.
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