Psalm 126:2 (KJV) Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

Yes, spirituality and fun do go well together. Scripture speaks directly to this issue, you know: “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 15:13). We’re not talking about a person’s face here as much as we are about the heart.

Internal joy goes public. We can’t hide it. The face takes its cue from an inside signal. A well-developed sense of humor reveals a well-balanced personality: The ability to get a laugh out of everyday situations is a safety valve. It rids us of tensions and worries that could otherwise damage our health. Sometimes people of God can act too deep, and even look like they eat lemons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! I love to laugh and make light of things that often bring hurt or pain, because the benefits laughter helps us gain healing to move on.

You think I’m exaggerating the benefits? If so, maybe you have forgotten another proverb: “A joyful heart is good medicine” (Proverbs 17:22). What is it that brings healing to emotions, healing to the soul? A joyful heart! Have a great day and laugh along the way.

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