“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22, ESV
It is said that most successful comedians come from dysfunctional families, and I believe that to be true. My family was dysfunctional, but I always knew I was loved. Even when my mother cut the cord to the television because we were arguing over what channel to watch, I knew Mom loved me. As a young girl there was a movie called “Child’s Play” where a doll named “Chucky” goes around killing people. I had a similar doll—one of those life-sized kind—and on one dark night while lying in bed my sister threw Chucky at me. I screamed so loud and kicked a hole in the dolls head. That’s when I discovered the strength and power of my legs. Now, whenever I need to move anything around the house, I don’t use my arms. I just lie down and push it with my feet using the strength of my legs. We women are strong. Many of us get our exercise while carrying ten bags of groceries to the door because we refuse to make a second trip to the car. I love how God made us, we are special to God! We love hard and we sacrifice so others can be happy. We always put ourselves last on the list, don’t we? I think that is why our friendships are so important to us. Getting to talk and laugh with my friends is more than enough therapy for me. But it’s sad when a friendship breaks up. It’s heartbreaking. I just look forward to going to heaven, because there is no division or misunderstandings where God is. He is the God of Peace and all is well. We just have to get things right while here on earth, because if you don’t like Suzie anymore, God just might put your mansion right next door to hers for all eternity.
I tell you, no matter what you’re going through right now, you have to be able to laugh at yourself, laugh at your struggles and laugh at your pain. With God’s help, everything’s going to be alright my sister!
Prayer: Lord I thank You for giving me joy in my heart. Help me keep a sense of humor no matter what I’m dealing with and let it minister healing to my body. I don’t want to shrivel up and die from anger and bitterness. I want to live, Lord. Change my countenance from mad to glad, from sour-full to powerful. I receive a flood of your joy and peace right now. Use me Lord to brighten someone’s day today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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