To Laugh At the Time to Come

March 13, 2013 | Tags: ,

Rejoice and dogwood

Strength and honor are her clothing,
and she can laugh at the time to come.

Proverbs 31:25

In Proverbs 31:10-31, the traits of a virtuous and capable wife are described. There are many wonderful traits discussed, but the one that stands out the most to me is in verse 25–“Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.” There is something so powerful and profound about this ability. The be strong, to be honorable, and yet, to laugh at the time to come. Why can she laugh? Because she knows she has Jesus.

I don’t know about you, but I want to laugh at the time to come. I want to have that kind of joy deep down in the marrow of my bones and soul, so that whatever comes, I have strength because I have Jesus. I have the Savior of the World cheering me on, carrying me through every step of my life. I have the One leading me to victory because He is the Victory. Yes, for this I have Jesus. Yes, because of Jesus, I too can wear the clothing of strength and honor and laugh at the time to come.

What is true joy? What is true peace? It is having a heart that is at rest in the presence of the Lord. It is a heart that turns away from worry or fret when trouble comes, because it knows without a doubt it will all be worked together for good in Christ. It is a heart that can let go of the things of this world that are temporary and focus on the things that are eternal. It is a heart that loves the Lord and follows Him, because it knows Jesus will always lead in the perfect way.

I want that heart, because that is Jesus’ heart. I want the heart of Jesus. When it is all said and done, isn’t that what we truly need?

Dear Jesus, I love your heart. I love that you are strength and honor, and even you laugh at the time to come. You have already seen the victory. You have already overcome the world. Please give me a heart like yours. I want to be clothed in you and I want to laugh at the time to come. Give me a heart transplant, O Lord. Take my heart, filled with worry and fret, and give me your heart, filled with strength, joy and peace. For your honor and glory, always, Lord Christ. Amen.

By Courtney Silberman

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