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Laughter as a Blessing:

  • Genesis 21:6 – “Sarah said, ‘God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.'”
  • Psalm 126:2 – “Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.'”

Joy and Laughter:

  • Ecclesiastes 3:4 – “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”

Laughter as Good Medicine:

  • Proverbs 17:22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Laughter in God’s Presence:

  • Psalm 2:4 – “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.”

Laughter and Thanksgiving:

  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 100:1-2 – “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song, I praise him.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:31 – “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!'”

Laughter at the Wicked:

  • Psalm 37:13 – “but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.”

Laughter in Times of Blessing:

  • Job 8:21 – “He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.”

Laughter in God’s Love and Faithfulness:

  • Zephaniah 3:17 – “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love, he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing.”
  • Psalm 146:5 – “Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.”

Laughter in God’s Promises, Protection, and Salvation:

  • Jeremiah 32:27 – “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song, I praise him.”
  • Psalm 35:9 – “Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation.”
  • Psalm 40:1-3 – “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.”