Day 16: Abba, Can we Laugh Today?
Life has been hard for the last while. I have had bouts of sickness from helping, doing, going, and leading. After listening to my Abba yesterday, hearing Him say He wanted me to give Him the gift of TRUST, I asked Him if I could choose the gift I wanted to give Him today and – dumm dumm de dumm dum: could it be Laughter. A picture of another blogger appeared on my screen and there was the face of Lucille Ball – my “wanna be”. I have always aspired to be a “Smart Lucy” as the joy of my young life was watching I Love Lucy and laughing. Plus, Proverbs 17:22 says that Laughter is Good Medicine. When I saw Lucy's face I looked up and asked God –“Tomorrow may I give you Laughter?”
Oh my antennae were up this morning when I got out of bed. Every time I would try to talk with my man yesterday about the journey I was on, lo and behold tears would jump out of my eyes. So, I’m ready to laugh – is that ok God, was my question. I heard His voice. TRUST! I want you to TRUST me. Excuse me Sir, didn’t we do that one yesterday? TRUST!
I’m listening Abba. I’m quiet Abba. My heart is waiting to hear. It was then I sensed that stiring in my spirit of needing to deal with: – Am I really listening? He is showing me that I really do not TRUST Him unless things go as I want them. I really do not TRUST that He is as good as He says He is. I do not TRUST that He will supply all my needs. I do not TRUST that He can handle any situation without me “mucking” in it.
Ah Ha - the secret: if I want to throw my head back and laugh, I must TRUST Him. He has already given me the picture of Him laughing on Day 10. Oh my, maybe I will get it today. It is when I TRUST Him that the burdens will not be my focal point. Then I can join Him, throw back my head and LAUGH. Only Trust Him, Only Trust Him, Only Trust Him Now! He will save me from missing the joy of Laughing.