“…She laughs at what’s to come.” (Proverbs 31:25)
Laughter is more powerful than we may realize..
So let’s do an experiment right now.
I want you to think of a negative lie..Such as, “I’m not good enough.” Or “I’ll never have enough.” (Financially) etc.
Go ahead, really do this before you read on..
Do you feel that? The heart feels like someone just punched it in the stomach.. And the atmosphere around you might as well come with its own grey cloud.. Right? It just feels yucky.
Now I want you to laugh OUT LOUD at those lies (girl I do not care if you’re at work,school,in a meeting,etc. cause you should be paying attention at all those places and now you must look like the goofy girl but oh well..DO IT!) a genuine laugh, and envision the exact opposite (of the lies) and be opened to the truth… Keep laughing!!
Now how does THAT feel?!
Do you see how quickly your laughter not only shifted your heart’s place but the atmosphere is now beaming with light?!
Isn’t that a sweet experiment? You should do it more often especially when you’re feeling icky.
After all you know laughter is medicine to the soul right?
In Proverbs 17:22 it reads, “A JOYFUL heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Joyful: feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness.
I’m sorry but to me laughter is included in joyfulness..I can’t imagine a joyful person who doesn’t laugh!
So everything that a joyful heart carries is good medicine!
Isn’t that some good piece of news??
I know it is!
Now back to my first scripture..
“SHE laughs” is a favorite of mine because it’s directed towards a woman. But it’s powerful because she’s not just randomly laughing she’s laughing at her future!
Can you just let that hit for a moment.. Why would a woman laugh at her future?
Because she knows WHO holds it.
Her laughter isn’t a forced act. It isn’t a nervous laugh. It’s a confident joyful response to whatever is going on around her or within her circumstances. She knows the outcome is great and victorious. To do anything else but laugh (rejoice) wouldn’t do it justice.
If you can’t find a reason to laugh, start with a smile. You can force that initial smile and look at it in the mirror and then smile harder, so hard that you end up laughing on account of how crazy you might look to someone who walks by you witnessing this act. 😂
Regardless if that happens or not here’s some hope..
Job 8:21 declares, “He will YET fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.”
“Yet.” There’s your three letter word packed with encouragement for the week. 😉
Your FUTURE.. Is secure. “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you THE FUTURE YOU HOPE FOR.” (Jeremiah 29:10-11 MSG)
The future you hope for… 😍 if that doesn’t inject a joyful response.. Read it until it does! 😄
So then my beautiful gem, L A U G H that confident laugh because these are your truths to keep..
And then pass it on: Get around a fellow beauty today who looks like she needs some extra UMPH and unleash that joy over her. You just might make a new friend! 😊
Tanisha Poni 💜