Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing:
thou hast put off my sackcloth,
and girded me with gladness;
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee,
and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalm 30: 11, 12 King James Version
I am so thankful that my life is a life that is filled with joy, peace, happiness and laughter. However, it hasn’t always been this way. Most of my life was filled with pain, heartache, fear and sadness. On the saddest and darkest day of my life, as I was lying under a bed in a mental hospital with no desire to live, Jesus came to me. He put His loving and compassionate arms around me and lifted me up from underneath that bed.
He held me close to His heart and dried my tears with His tender kisses. He said “I love you, Joanne. It’s safe for you to come out from under this bed. I won’t let anyone hurt you again. I will never leave you. You can trust Me.” He has kept His word. He has never left me, not even for one minute. What a Saviour! What a friend, this Jesus of Nazareth! There is no one like Jesus. No one loves us like He loves us.
Squire Parsons wrote a beautiful and inspiring song “He Came To Me”. These words fill my heart with joy “He came to me, O, He came to me. When I could not come to where He was, He came to me.” I could not come to where Jesus was but I am so thankful that He loves me so much that He came to me.
My precious Saviour didn’t just come to visit me in that hospital; He took me out of the hospital. He took the terror from my heart and replaced it with the assurance that He will protect me and will never leave me and that He will always love me. This is why I love my precious Saviour so much.
A lot of people have asked me if it is difficult to write about my past. Yes, it is very painful to write about my past but I do it because if it helps just one person then it is worth the embarrassment and painful memories. If your heart is breaking and you are living a life of sadness and pain, I have good news for you. You too can have a life of laughter, happiness, peace, joy and excitement just like I do. If you have invited the Christ of Calvary into your heart to be your personal Saviour, He has already given you everything you need to live a life of laughter.
Allow Jesus to flood your heart and your life with laughter and joy. He really does love you and He wants you to be happy. Spend time with Him every day and laugh with Him. Listen to Him as He softly whispers in your ear “I love you”. He will remove the tears of pain, discouragement, disappointments, grief, heartaches and sorrow from your heart with His tender compassionate kisses. Have you allowed Jesus to fill your heart and your life with laughter or are you still living in bondage to satan?
Copyright 2008 by Joanne Lowe, all rights reserved.
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