Have you ever been able to laugh in the face of suffering? Rhonda Stoppe and her husband had experienced difficult times before and learned about the faithfulness of God amidst the storm. But, as she faced a surgery, physical therapy, pain and recovery from an accident, she wrestled with discouragement. She knew the joy of the Lord would be her strength. But, she had to figure out how to fight for joy. During this difficult time, she learned 5 Tips to Laugh in the Face of Suffering.
We all go through difficult times that snatch our very breath, and steal our laughter. Rhonda Stoppe and I talk about how God views joy and how to laugh out loud when life is hard. Rhonda (the “No Regrets Woman”) has experienced her share of heartache. She shares what she learned about the value of laughter even when life is hard.
I remember a time in my life when I believed I might be “joy immune.” Depression had stolen my joy. I learned through that experience that we sometimes have to fight for joy (and, some days, our fight is harder.) On the days when I have to fight for joy, these are promises that I stand on.