Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of the effect laughter on the body.
Laughter is great for blood pressure. It will make you look younger, improve your stamina, help you sleep, and strengthen the immune system. Having a sense of humor can add years to your life. It helps in creativity, productivity and motivation. Studies show that 100 laughs equal 10 miles for the heart muscles. Laughter is a 10 times stronger painkiller than Morphine. We are to be filled with Joy and the expression of Joy is laughter. God is a good God and a loving Father, and until we believe He is for us personally and loves us, we will not find true joy or peace. Emotions cause chemicals to be released in your body. Laughter releases endorphins that speed up health and immune systems. Anger causes stress and disease. The Bible tells us to get rid of anger before the sun goes down. Grief and sorrow are dangerous emotions. God says to get rid of them by morning. Fear is a spirit that controls your life and it introduces itself when you are frightened, but its job is to make you paralyzed.
What Does God Say About Joy? Joy is the solution to our problems, the state of our country and all our fears. Sorrow is something Jesus took on the cross and bore for us. “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.” (Isa 53:4) We no longer should allow it in our lives. The church should be the most joyful place there is and Christians the kingdom of god is joy should be the most joyful people!
Whenever the Bible talks about sorrow, it always relates it to joy. Joy is to replace sorrow. Sorrow in the original language means worry, pain, anger, and grief. These things can break and kill, “…by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” (Pr 15:13) “…the sorrow of the world worketh death.” (2 Cor 7:10) Joy is from God, and it is more powerful than sorrow. “Therefore the redeemed (that is us) of the LORD shall return and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” (Isa 35:10) Joy is our strength. “For thou art the God of my strength (joy) …why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” (Ps 43:2) This scripture points out that laughter and joy are opposite of mourning, heaviness, sorrow, and oppression. “I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.” (Jer 31:13) “The voice of joy.” (Jer 33:11) Joy has a voice! God wants to turn your sorrow and oppression into JOY. “From sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: (reason for joy) that they should make them days of feasting and joy.” (Est 9:22)
God wants you to have abundance in all areas of your life. “The ransomed of the LORD shall return, (God wants you to come out of the bondage that is in the world.) …joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isa 35:10) Sorrow flees when JOY shows up. “Ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” (John 16:20)the joy of the kingdom.
Excerpts Taken from “The Joy of Kingdom Driven Living” by Robin Bremer