October 1, 2019 (Post #12)
(Journal #1: January 24, 2005)
The enemy is so predictable. Yesterday after that great morning of journaling and catching up, here he comes again. We had a conference dinner to attend. It was almost time for me to start getting ready when the crown on one of the teeth in the front of my mouth came off! I was mortified! Here I am in Scottsdale, getting late in the afternoon, we have this big dinner, and I’m missing a tooth in the front! In the midst of my drama, my husband smiled and said, “Well dear, you are from Alabama, so no one will think it’s that odd…” I cracked up laughing, which immediately changed the atmosphere, and the enemy could not steal my joy!
You gave me the wisdom to contact the hotel to see if they have dentists on call as well as doctors. They didn’t have one on call, but did give me the name of a good dentist only 1/2 mile away. They graciously took me in immediately and cemented the crown back into place. I took extra time to make sure I looked nice for that dinner and smiled big all night. Take that devil!
Psalm 17:22: A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Psalm 37:13: …but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for He knows their day is coming.
Psalm 126:2: Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.