Have you checked the thermostat lately? It’s probably best if you didn’t. With so much happening around the streets of our beautiful nation, it is so easy to become entangled or disrupted with an acute spirit of offense that it would seem that someone is tempting you, and I with a “branch of thorns” at every corner.
From a frown to a smile, from tears - to the sounds of laughter, we must continue to not allow the chip on people’s shoulders to quench the joy we find in our God-given faith. For faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen. So, while it would seem that things may be falling apart all around us, we are certain that our faith finds rest in that joy will come in the morning.
Give yourself permission today to think on better days, watch a funny movie, make someone smile or perhaps rest in the joy that comes from your faithful assurance. For laughter is medicine to the soul.
Faith that makes you laugh!
17 Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. 18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. 19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.