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What Your World Needs Now: Laughter, Rejoicing In The Lord

"This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

What the world needs now is not another doom and gloom news hour.

What did Run-DMC say?

"Hard times spreading just like the flu. Watch out homeboy don't let it catch you. Prices go up, don't let your pockets go down. When you got short money you're stuck on the ground. Turn around, get ready, keep your eye on the clock and be on point for the future shock."

That was in the 1980's but the song "Hard Times" applies to right now.

We've seen better days for sure. There are fewer and fewer things for many people to laugh about.

Don't let your afflictions take away your ability to rejoice in the Lord. Laughter is one of the best ways to delight in God's goodness.

"Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, 'The Lord has done great things for them.'” (Psalm 126:2, ESV)

The Book of Romans says all things work together for the good for those who love the Lord. One thing is for sure. If you can laugh at your troubles, then you will always have something good to laugh at.

Whenever you feel like you're under emotional slaughter, remember laughter is free. And you don't have to watch your classmates Tik Tok videos to bust a gut laughing.

“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.” (Luke 6:21)

Wise words from the Sermon on the Mount.

The Book of Proverbs says trust the Lord and not your own understanding, acknowledge Him in all of your ways, let Him direct your paths, fear Him and depart from evil. If you do, it is health to your navel and marrow to your bones.

Proverbs also says blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to tickle his own funny bone. I'm joking of course. Anyone who has tickled their funny bone knows there ain't nothing funny about it.

Someone said a good laugh is the best medicine, whether you are sick or not. They must not have ever tasted Father John's cough medicine: the best-tasting medicine ever.

Come on somebody, back me up. This is not an endorsement. I'm not getting paid by Father John's.

For all of you father's out there, laughter is like changing a baby's diaper - it doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes things more acceptable for a few more minutes.

He who lasts laugh didn't get the joke.

A man isn't really broke if he can still laugh.

If you can laugh at it, you can live with it.

Through the blessings of God the Father, soon we will be done with the troubles of this world, like Mahalia Jackson sang.

Laugh and rejoice in the Lord as much as possible. We don't do it enough.

The Christian Commander is a non-partisan publication and welcomes your support and comments without bias or censorship. Reginald Spann is Ceo, founder and editor-in-chief. He welcomes your requests for his freelancing.

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Feb 08
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Powerfully stated. I totally agree and laughter is healthy for us , it releases endorphins which helps to relief stress. Thank you!

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