Don’t Worry…Be Happy

In News by Steve Roe

Prov- 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Ps 126:2 There 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.

I understand there is s time for sadness and brokenness. But, the Bible also speaks a Joy and Laughter.

This notion we as Christians should walk around in this attitude of brokenness all the time is something

based on a “works” attitude. Yes, we need to know where our Joy comes from- Yes we should

acknowledge Him for His grace and awesomeness in our lives…But to walk around with this sack cloth

and ashes attitude all the time appears to me as one who just wants attention verse sharing the great

things God is doing in our live and Rejoicing with Him. Yes there are times in life where it seems like

everything is messed up- Our health, our kids, our spouse, our finances etc… But then we stop evaluate

the challenges adjust what needs to be adjusted. Look to the Lord. Then rejoice with Him as we see His

Hand at work. I know of someone right now who is a battle…Yes its hard.. Yes they struggle…But when

they really start to talk about the challenges…. They say “I’m not going to let the devil win. I know God

will see me through and give me the strength to do what God has called me to do!” The pull up their

boot straps and move forward rejoicing they can serve the Lord. Friends it OK to laugh. I’m so blessed

I have a church family that accepts me for who I am and laughs with me as we serve the Lord. I think

of my family “ ROE’s”—When we are together there is laughter…Belly laughs…At and with each other.

It’s our love langue. We may not see each other as a group for years. It may be at a funeral, wedding or

someone’s graduation…Where ever it is be sure there will be laughter. Its ok find time to Laugh, Love

and Live. Let make the world look at us and say…. Look what GREAT things the Lord has done for them!