How many times do I do this, spiritually speaking? I, in a state of complete disorientation proceed to do things my way, completely asleep with my Father over me asking if I would like His help. I, of course, say, "no" and proceed to put my panties on my head. It is not until I realize I can't breath with them over my face that I give into His help. He is there patiently waiting to help me-- laughing (maybe) at my stubbornness and mishaps. [I know I have done things so DUMB that my God would have to laugh at me. He is the creator who gave us a sense of humor in His image.] I wonder how many laughs He has gotten out of my spiritual sleep walking. I am sure He has had His moments of aggravation at me, or anger, or exasperation... but I have never much considered Him laughing at me.
I searched the Bible, quickly-- not in depth, for instances where God laughed. I didn't really find laughter used in a humorous instance, but I kept coming back to this one verse, so I finally looked it up and read it. It actually fits what I am talking about.
22-24 "Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance? Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism? Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn? About face! I can revise your life. Look, I'm ready to pour out my spirit on you; I'm ready to tell you all I know. As it is, I've called, but you've turned a deaf ear; I've reached out to you, but you've ignored me. ...*