I Had To Laugh About It

Life Storms Are Real

They Will Visit You Once And A While …

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

Somehow In The Midst Of It All Try To Put On A Smile.

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.”

Laughter Made It Easier

A life-storm visited me and it had an aggressive attitude; surely it was in a really bad mood.    It caught me off guard, I must admit; and I didn’t know how to handle it.    I did my best to stay optimistic and remain upbeat; I really didn’t want this to be a defeat for me.   Some life-storms bring about a challenge that will test your faith in God; sometimes life gets really hard.

I put up a good fight. I threw a blow or two, but with all of that the storm just grew.    My soul began to get weary, “what shall I do before long”; I gave it my greatest effort and the storm grew strong.     I was praying in my heart all of the time, and I was trying to make sure I had on my God-mind.

The life-storm tossed me around, more or less; yet somewhere deep inside,  I knew I was blest.     The life-storm picked me up and was ready to fling me to the ground; surely I had to do something that would turn things around.     In a split second I remembered I’m safe and secure in God’s plan; and that He is holding me inside of His hands.

Suddenly, I got a tickle deep-seated in my soul; a laugher that was in a glorious jolly roll.     I was in an amusing way because I knew God was inside of my day.      Still, I didn’t have a clue of how to handle the matter; and my days remained in a scatter.    However, I realized the storm wasn’t as large as it appeared; and it really wasn’t something that I should have ever feared.

That thought brought laughter to my eyes, and my strength became larger in size.    I got so tickled thinking about winning the fight, and my thoughts and motivation became very bright.   Truly the storm was still hanging around, but it didn’t have such a big sound.     My laughter expanded way down in my soul, and my faith in God began to get bold.

The life- storm threw a terrible hit my way, the kind that would bring setback into my day.     My soul’s laughter got stronger and my thoughts became clear; somehow I knew that my deliverance was near.      Laughter filled my soul and kept me in a sound mind; I knew that the life-storm was running out of time.

The storm blew and had strong wind speed; the storm was determined to stay, yes indeed.     Laughter carried me through the wind’s outburst; if laughter wasn’t present, the storm could have been worst.     I’ve heard that laughter is medicine for the soul, and in this experience laughter played its role.

A life–storm did arrive on the scene; and in spite of the trouble it caused, laughter made my soul gleam.     Laughter made my problems a little easier to tolerate day by day; somehow I feel laughter is one way to pray.     In some way laughter made it easy to give positive responses to negative circumstances; triumphant was near, I had a winning chance.

A giggle would fill my heart when the storm ranted and raved because I knew I was not going to be its slave.     The storm really had a temper; it blew its top, but the laughter in my soul could not stop.    I knew this was a dark moment that must pass very soon, and laughter wiped away sadness and gloom.   Laughter became my friend in this season for a while; I was inside of a place like a bubbly child.

This may sound funny and crazy to hear, but laughter made the storm’s rage not seem as severe.     The storm did leave some rubble in my space, but it did not stop me from giving God praise.      Laughter is powerful. It’s a healing balm; I’ve witnessed the way it helped me remain calm.      I thank God for the gift of laughter that brings joy to my soul; thank you Lord for making laughter –  a bundle of cheer to behold.

Lord you thought of everything to make my spirit bright, and I am so grateful for your insight.      Perhaps God gave us laughter to erase hours of distress; maybe laughter is one way for us to move forward and progress.      Perhaps laughter is a way for our soul to talk in God’s ear; maybe it’s one way of God saying, “I’m always near”.

God told us, “in His presence there is fullness of joy” all the time; I believe laughter is one way to keep a happy heart and mind.      I’ve found that laughter is a weapon against some of life’s warfare; sometimes laughter is the only weapon that you have to wear.

Darlene Wiggins ~ My Journal of Praise

Isn’t It Grand

God Made It That Way 

You’re A Part Of His Plan

My heart is grateful today, knowing that God has prepared a way for my life to travel.      My soul is glowing with happiness, knowing I’m a meaningful element in God’s plan.     Sometimes I wonder …   how did God put life together and make it flow?  How did He put a baby into a mother’s womb and cause it to grow?         Miracles and mysteries are within each day, and I’m happy to be a part of God’s glorious display. 

Photo Courtesy:  Bobby Mikul

Photo Courtesy: Bobby Mikul

Isn’t it strange how we are without a doubt here?  Isn’t it wonderful that we did appear?      Isn’t it strange how we don’t know the whole lot?  Isn’t it wonderful, how we have a distinct spot?      Isn’t it strange how many things perplex the mind?  Isn’t it wonderful, that we are a part of life’s time?       Isn’t it strange how day and night are every time precise?  Isn’t it wonderful that we witness nature’s spice?      Isn’t it strange how life showed up without our aid?  Isn’t it wonderful, that we are meticulously made?      Isn’t it strange how days come and go, again once more?  Isn’t it wonderful  that we’re within life’s  tour?       Isn’t it strange how step by step tomorrow we don’t know?  Isn’t it wonderful we continuously mature and grow?    

Isn’t it strange how there are opposites that exist?  Isn’t it wonderful how we fit in all of this?        Isn’t it strange how we can function, think, and feel?   Isn’t it wonderful that life is real?       Isn’t it strange how everything is in a set place?  Isn’t it wonderful that God prepared us a space?        Isn’t it strange how there are things not made by man; Isn’t it wonderful that we are a part of that plan?         Isn’t it strange how there are many mysteries untold;  Isn’t it wonderful that hidden things do unfold?        Isn’t it strange how we are without a doubt here?  Isn’t it wonderful that we did appear?

Every moment of life is a tender blessing from God’s  loving heart.     For every day that God has blessed me to see, my soul shouts thank you for letting this be.     For every tomorrow that the Lord allows me to live; praise and worship to God I’ll give.     
God  is inside of every tomorrow and He’s waiting for you to arrive!     Behind you is the past that’s  already written in your life story, and in front of you is a future that you have an opportunity to meet.    A new year is upon us.      Move toward  your future with joy in your heart,  and  expect to find  your brand new start.      

                                                Darlene Wiggins ~ My Journal of Praise

 
 
 

 

 

A Future To Greet

We Shall Meet

The Future Is Bright With God As Your Light ! Photo Courtesy: David Wagner

I Have A Future Waiting For Me To Arrive

My name is written in tomorrows time; inside of a future for me by God’s design.    I’m happy to know that God is on my side, the future He created for me shall not hide.    I shall journey on my way with great passion to see, all of the sights that God has planned for me.

God says I have a future to meet …  I accept this as true –  Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope 

God purchased my future a long time ago; He has knowledge of the things I do not know.      God is working behind the scenes fulltime for me; this strengthens my faith to believe what I can’t see.     His love has wrapped around me so soft and strong; He’s with me all day and all night long.

I choose not to worry about days that I have not yet seen; I must keep my heart, soul, and mind fresh and clean.      I must focus on the promises that God has proclaimed… That He will take care of me during sunshine and rain.

My soul embraces God’s faithfulness toward me, in this I’m free; I believe in the future that God has for me.       A song is in my soul with a melody so sweet; I’m excited about the future that God says I’ll meet.

God’s word is true and His faithfullness is beyond measure – Psalm 36:5  Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds

Darlene Wiggins

Push Forward

A Bright Future For You From God’s Point Of View

God has great plans for what your life is here to do.  See yourself from God’s point of view.  Photo Courtesy:  Junior Libby

God made a deposit inside of you

with treasures that equip you for what you were born to do

God pronounced you victorious and you are an asset in His Plan.   Nothing in this world can take the place of God’s promises for your life.     The treasures God has prepared for you are far more valuable than anything you can imagine.   God owns everything and He has divine blessings made just for you.    God favors your success and your destiny is in His hands.   

Sometimes powerful life storms have PUSHED me down, but God raised me up to prevail.  

Psalm 118:13  You pushed me violently, that I might fall, But the Lord helped me.  

Be steadfast; PUSH in the direction of God’s divine plan for your life.   Take advantage of God’s promises, and enjoy the benefit of being favored by God.

I’ll Push

I Declare:

God put treasures inside of me; I’m determined to reach the place God wants me to be.     God gave me a future with immeasurable worth; I’ve decided to PUSH destiny from within into the earth.       I’ll PUSH toward my future with God, I’m not alone; God prepared my destiny for me to own.      I’ll PUSH with force, God urges me to move ahead; I’ll PUSH into my future, I thee wed.    

PUSHING toward my future is my plan, I’m PUSHING while holding to God’s everlasting hand.       I’m PUSHING and pressing and I’m excited about days that shall appear; every moment that I PUSH I bring my future near.      Divine moments appear and launch me into God’s plan for my days; PUSHING keeps me close to God’s movement, timing, and ways.     

PUSHING gives rise to my advance, placing me inside paths of opportunity and chance.      I thank God for giving me strength to PUSH toward an upcoming season and hour; every time I PUSH toward my future, God fills me up with more power.      God put treasures inside of me; I’m determined to reach the place God wants me to be.

Darlene Wiggins

 

It’s For You

You’re A Part of The Plan

Like a baby is comforted by a mother’s affection; I’m pleased to be a recipient of God’s love connection.      Photo Courtesy:Jiri Hodan

God owns life’s master plan.  He holds heaven and earth in His hands.     His desire for you is to be healthy and whole.     God has placed inside of you, inner purpose that can be discovered and realized.     God has designed a preordained future for you.    Many times the future may be unclear, but as you yield to God’s faithfulness, He will illuminate your path as you journey along your way.     God has a great plan for your life.     You must be willing to travel the distance to get to the treasures that God has waiting for you.    Truly, God has a vision for your life.    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Listen for God’s voice and put His directions for your life into action.    Seal up God’s vision for your life in your heart, and look forward to His plan to manifest in your life.

Keep this in mind as you journey toward your future: God has designed a specific rhythem and pace for you to stick to, so that you will experience the magnitude of His plan for your life.  

The Plan Is Laid

Hold me my Lord as You lead me along; when I am weak, please make me strong.     Bless my life to witness prosperity You’ve made for me; lead me into Your promises so I can experience what You see.      Because You know all about what I was born to do, I trust that You shall guide me into my future true.     

Let me see clearly the road that I must travel ahead, so that I can apprehend what You have said.    Give me the words to say by Your authority and command, and teach me how I should respond to You in Your plan.      Help me recognize the move of Your hand in my life each day, and help me learn the life-lessons that You want to convey.    

Show me exactly what to do in this hour, day, and time; and please Lord protect my heart, soul, and mind.      Grant me thoughts that have vision with Your brilliant sight, so that I may live in Your power and might.     Lord, take me to my next heightened phase, to the place where You say I’ll be amazed.     

Show me how to endure the things I need to do right now; fill me with Your resilience and divine power.     Guide me to people and places that are appointed to this time; give me wisdom to embrace treasures I shall find.      Lead me to doors of opportunity that shall lift your name up tall, and let me always hear Your voice when You call.   

Lord, Your presence in my life is what I desire and need, so that I  may be able to follow Your lead.      I’m like a baby, I depend on You to keep me safe, healthy and strong; be with me all day and all night long.     

Darlene Wiggins

He’s Here and There

God is inside of every season that comes by;

He’s already in your future, waiting for you to arrive.

Photo Courtesy: David Wagner

Although we can’t see the details of what tomorrow will bring, God has knowledge of every day that comes into view.  His wealth of understanding surpasses our intellectual capacity.   

God guides you each day with instructions, equipping you to be victorious in a forthcoming season that your life will meet.   Although you don’t always understand the ways of God, He has a formula fit for your life.  

God’s instructions are the driving force that gets you on the path toward His plan for your life.   Proverbs 3:5-6      Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

You Knew This Day Would Come

Father, I honor you deeply today; because You came with precision by my way.     You prepared me before hand for what was sheltered from my view; thank you my Lord for the preparation that You do.     Thank you for thinking about what was going to visit me;  You’ve looked out for the future that I couldn’t see.

You’ve skillfully guided me in Your hands; making sure I would remain on target in Your plan.      You are so wonderful,  great and wise; You are blest with all seeing eyes.      You know everything connected to my past and present days; and You know of the future that You have laid.

You have all knowledge of my upcoming time; And You’ve arranged my future to fit Your design.      Today I look back over Your instructions for me to follow; If I hadn’t taken action, a difficult season that visited me would’ve been tough to swallow.      Although I couldn’t understand the things You were telling me to do; truely, I’m so glad that I listened to You.

Your plan was revealed to me while inside the storm’s blaze; I’m grateful that You’re in charge of all of my days.      The storm set its sight on my demise; but it wasn’t successful because You are on my side.   

I don’t have words to describe my heart’s grateful regard;  You put a cushion inside of a season that could’ve torn me apart.       Lord, You prepared me for what was hush-hush; Instead of destroying me, the storm gave me a victory-thrust.

God is inside of your tomorrow today;

Trust in the Lord to guide you along your way. 

Darlene Wiggins