It has been said that laughter is the best medicine. And while there may be some truth to that old adage, it is not the only thing that laughter can be good for. In fact, laughter may be one of the most important tools we have in our spiritual arsenal.

There is something about laughter that seems to bring people closer to God. Whether it is a comedian on stage making people laugh or someone telling a funny story at a party, laughter seems to create an openness and connection that can be difficult to find in other places. Laughter allows people to let their guard down and simply enjoy the moment. It is a reminder that we are all human and that we share common experiences and feelings.

A laugh is more than just a physical manifestation of joy and pleasure. We exude hope and happiness through every giggle, something that can brighten even the darkest of days. When we laugh, we are reminded that there is still goodness in the world and that God is with us always.

If you want a reason to smile and laugh today, here are five bible verses that would tickle your soul:

Genesis 21:6 NIV

Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”

Job 8:21 NIV

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

Luke 6:21 NIV

Blessed are you who hunger now,    for you will be satisfied.Blessed are you who weep now,    for you will laugh.

Proverbs 15:15 NIV

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 17:22 NIV

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.