Becoming a Woman Who Laughs – Beloved Women – January 4, 2019
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. - Proverbs 31: 25 NIV
I love a good belly laugh, don’t you? In fact, I like to tell and be told great jokes. I do, however, recognize there are seasons in life where laughter is missing in action, sorrow lingers, and humor packs up and leaves indefinitely. I took up residence in this season for years.
Maybe you are experiencing it right now. Although we may not be able to control our circumstances, we can control our response to them. Proverbs 3: 25 (NIV) says, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” This woman’s life was not perfect, but because she had been styled by the Master designer himself, she could laugh at the coming days. Whether alone, or with friends she chose to laugh.
We too can laugh as we trust in God who is the author of our days. We can place our trust in Him, believing that ultimately God will work the circumstances of our lives out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose as it says in Romans 8:28 (NIV). We do not have to be governed by fear, but we can choose to silence all fear with faith and overflowing hope in God.
Dear God, Thank You that I can trust in You and not fear the future. Please help me to celebrate the coming days because I know you are in control. Amen.
What circumstances might you need to choose to laugh about?
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Originally published Friday, 04 January 2019.