“Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence.”
Psalm 100:2 MSG
Our eyes were locked as we laughed hysterically. Nothing was really that funny, but when one person starting laughing, it was like a joy train nobody could stop, and in few seconds, everyone in the room was giggling. My son had drawn the “laughing” stick in the review game in his school class. I was standing in front of him listening to his answer as he threw his his head back and said the words in between snorts. Done for, I busted out hysterically myself.
I “got the giggles.”
It felt so good to see my son laughing with abandon. He looked so happy and carefree and it made my heart glad.
The Lord whispered to me, this is how I feel when I see you, trusting me so much, that you can laugh without care about present troubles and without fear of the future, because you know I’m good and I’ve got it.
As I pondered on this the next few days, I worked through some things with him that were preventing me from busting out in laughter. I want to share them with you so that you can also bring the Lord a gift of laughter, and sing yourself into his presence with true joy instead of worry.
Verses to Help You Sing with Joy to the LORD
1) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Trust in this verse means “to have confidence, to be bold, secure, and careless.”
Pray that God will help you trust Him with ALL things. Proclaim your confidence in Him.
Lord, help me trust you with all things. Hep me have confidence in you. I am confident Father, that you are working all things together for good. Help me be bold, so confident, I have no shame or worry. Amen.
This confident trust will release you to bring Him the gift of laughter of things to come.
2) “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
Make a list, remembering things the Lord has faithfully done in your life.
I remember and thank you Lord, for…
From my list – the joyful face of my husband the day he was baptized, our son whom I once wondered if we would ever have. Going into ministry. Adoption. Laughter.
As I wrote out my list, I started laughing at myself for being worried about a few things and wondering if a few things were going to work out. I wrote a note to myself in the margin:
Like your Father isn’t
That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard.
Laugh it out.
It’s really silly, sisters, when you take time to think about a lot of our worries. Our Father is so good, we should laugh about things to come.
No matter what you’re facing today, thank Him for what He has done, and find yourself carefree, bringing your Father a gift of laughter.
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