Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. Truly, you put them on a slippery path and send them sliding over the cliff to destruction. In an instant they are destroyed, completely swept away by terrors. When you arise, O Lord, you will laugh at their silly ideas as a person laughs at dreams in the morning. Psalm 73: 17-20 NLT
I love the imagery of God laughing at the wicked and their silly ideas, laughing as a person might laugh at their dreams when they wake up. Although the dreams might have felt real or made the person anxious or afraid, the pleasant discovery upon waking is that they were not real. “It was only a dream!” is a comforting thought. To be able to laugh at those same dreams is also very soothing.
What kind of anxious dreams have you been having lately? Perhaps you have found that your dreams are more like reality. What kind of fears has life brought to you recently? Have you been hoping to wake up and discover it was all a dream?
Think about your dreams and your life. Is there anything in the past that you can truly laugh at now? Do you think God may be laughing at those who are causing you worry and stress? What can you see about your self that you believe might give you a good chuckle later on?
God, help us to laugh at those silly thoughts we might have – about ourselves, those we know or even about you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims