© 2021 Chip Kawalsingh / Harvest City Church

‘A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing.’ (Proverbs 17:22a)

Laughter is medicine for the soul! It blows away the cobwebs in our minds and gives us a sense of freedom, joy and renewed hope.

During some of the toughest moments in my own life, when I felt like giving up and walking away, I learnt that the key to carrying on is finding joy in God. It’s a joy unspeakable and full of glory.

God loves laughter! It’s part of His DNA inside us. You know, we become more like God when we are happy and full of joy. It’s no wonder that Scripture tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength. With so many concerns in this world, and all the burdens and anxieties around us, let’s learn to laugh again. Let the joy of the Lord fill you anew.

The joy of God can be seen in our lives no matter what our struggles are. Even in the midst of the on-going pandemic we can be joyful as God is in total control. James, the brother of our Lord, encourages us with these words:

‘Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.’ (James 1:2)

Psalm 30:5 says, ‘Joy comes in the morning’ after a night of tears. Joy is always there. God has given us the ability to smile, to laugh and to enjoy what He has provided.

It’s so easy to focus on the things we no longer have, but we have to choose to focus on what God has given us! God may change things, but it’s only for our good. Better is around the corner if we let go and let God!

Bring joy to folks around you today. Find something that makes you laugh and, go on, have a good belly laugh! It’s medicine for you.