As seen on the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce site today – “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – e. e. cummings
One could substitute the word “joy” for laughter in the cummins quote and it would still be correct. Spending a day without finding joy in just being alive is wasting a day. A joyless day is a day without God in it; for any day that you welcome God into your life will be one in which you find joy.
We waste our days being concerned about things over which we really have no control, trying to solve problems for which there are no solutions or refusing to accept what has already come to pass. Rather than accept our lives as God has willed them to be, we rail against the inevitable and let fear and anger dictate our actions.
Better that we should accept that God got us here and He will show us a path forward. As Paul told the Corinthians – “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength but with your testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13
That assurance should at least bring a smile to your face, if not laughter to your lips. Start each day with a prayer asking God for the strength and wisdom to face whatever comes your way, knowing that God will be with you. And, with that in mind, you may also recall the verse from Romans 8:31 – “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Wow, what a powerful way to start any day.
So, don’t waste a day of your life without joy/laughter. Don’t spend your time worrying about things that God has under control. Live, laugh and be happy. This is a day that God made and you get to be a part of it again today. Cue the Bobby McFerrin song – Don’t Worry, Be Happy.
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