Laugh because Laughter is Powerful Medicine for the Soul

Laugh and Laughter

Webster states our laughter is “convulsive merriment.”1

Sometimes We Experience both Laughter and Sorrow

“A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:4 NASB

“Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, and mirth may end in heaviness.” ~Proverbs 14:13 WEB

“A heart full of joy and goodness makes a cheerful face, but when a heart is full of sadness the spirit is crushed.” ~Proverbs 15:13 AMP

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” ~Proverbs 17:22 NASB

We can Feast upon the Lord’s Goodness

“All the days of the afflicted are bad, but a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of the circumstances].” ~Proverbs 15:15 AMP

“You have turned my mourning into dancing for me. You have removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.” ~Psalm 30:11 WEB

“Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’” ~Psalm 126:2 NASB

“Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come [future].” ~Proverbs 31:25 WEB

The Lord Laughs at the Wicked

“He who sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs [at their rebellion]; the [Sovereign] Lord scoffs at them [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].” ~Psalm 2:4 AMP

“The Lord laughs at him [the wicked one-the one who oppresses the righteous], for He sees that his day [of defeat] is coming.” ~Psalm 37:13 AMP

Recommendations:

The Powerful Testimony of Jesus Christ – Strength with Dignity

He Can Perform Powerfully in You until Complete – Strength with Dignity

References:

1 Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. Retrieved November 17, 2022, from Websters Dictionary 1828 – Webster’s Dictionary 1828 – Laughter

25 Scriptures about Laughter and Joy. Published by KCM. Retrieved November 17, 2022, from 25 Scriptures About Laughter and Joy | Kenneth Copeland Ministries (kcm.org)

100 Bible Verses about Laughter is Like Healing to the Bones. Published by Open Bible. Retrieved November 17, 2022, from What Does the Bible Say About Laughter Is Like Healing To The Bones? (openbible.info)

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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is laugh (laughter).

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12 thoughts on “Laugh because Laughter is Powerful Medicine for the Soul”

  1. Laugh because there’s humour here,
    laugh because you can,
    laugh when naught’s remotely clear,
    laugh and be a man,
    for tears are province of the weak,
    they set the feet in glue;
    banish them if what you seek’s
    the best version of you.
    Laugh when people look askance,
    and say you have a heart of stone.
    Spare them not a backwards glance,
    be glad to laugh alone,
    for alone we travel fast,
    and who laughs first is who laughs last.

    Cancer’s taught me much. For the better, or for the worse?

    1. Cancer is a hard task master, Andrew! But I think it does act as sandpaper that smooths the rough places and helps us reflect Him – like a polished stone with a mirror like surface.

    1. Laughter does make a huge difference, Dee! I just read a book that scientifically proved laughter and a positive attitude help a patient recover.

  2. Thanks for all the verses this morning with my empty tea cup! You filled my cup! Heart of God, Love of His Word. You show this!
    Jennifer FMF

  3. ““Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’” ~Psalm 126:2 NASB” Amen and amen. Thanks for sharing! Wayne

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