"Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming."
Psalm 37: 8-13

Many nights when I go to bed, I start laughing out loud with Jesus.  I start telling Him how much I appreciate all He has done for me that day.  Then, all of a sudden, I am laughing.  It is because Jesus always gets the victory over satan in every situation.  Yes, we may allow satan to win a little battle, but he will never win the war.  Jesus has already defeated satan through His Precious Blood, which He shed for us.

The Bible says that, "The Lord shall laugh at him".  I would much rather Jesus was laughing with me and not at me.  How about you, is Jesus laughing with you or at you?

I heard a Pastor say in a sermon, "There is no such thing as a gloomy Christian."  I didnít know what that meant until I surrendered my entire life to Jesus.  It is true that I still get discouraged, but it does not last!  When I go to bed at night and start talking to Jesus, the Joy of Jesus flows over into my heart.

The Bible says, "The Joy of the Lord is your strength".  I donít have that Joy.  You donít have that Joy.  We could never generate that Joy.  It is Jesus Who is our Joy!  It is His Joy that rises in us and causes us to overflow with Peace even in the midst of heartache and turmoil.

Have you ever laughed with Jesus?  If not, then you are missing an excitement and happiness that is impossible to put into words.

When you start to catch even a little glimpse of the Love of Jesus for you, then you will also laugh with Jesus.  You wonít be able to contain the happiness that will flood your heart.  I challenge you to start laughing with Him.  Not only will you be happier, you will make the Heart of Jesus to rejoice.

August 25, 2005


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