Written By Amy
I wanted to share with you a devotional from “Jesus Calling” for kids. When I read this to my kids, I often think how simple and true the words are for me too. Before you read it, answer these questions: Do you laugh freely? Do you find joy in each day? Or, is your smile and joy buried beneath heaps of worry and troubles? Here’s words for kids, and us, from Sarah Young:
She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25
Learn to laugh at yourself and the world. Instead of getting bogged down in the mud of worry and fear, laugh and be happy because I am by your side. Just as parents delight in the laughter of their children, so I delight in hearing you laugh. I feel happy when you trust Me enough to enjoy your life.
Don’t let worrying over troubles–especially things that haven’t even happened yet–keep you from laughing. Live each day to its fullest by being full of My Joy. That doesn’t mean you won’t ever have any problems. It doesn’t mean you won’t ever be sad. But it does mean that when troubles come, you can still have Joy because the Creator of the universe is right there beside you–helping you with your problems.
So learn to laugh at your troubles….and you’ll find that they aren’t nearly so troublesome.
Jesus Calling, 365 Devotions for Kids, p. 176