Happiness is a term that today's culture seeks as the goal of life. We do live in a hurt, depressed and broken world that is looking for an inkling of hope. Many times, happiness is dependent upon circumstance. Biblical joy is the confidence we have in Christ when we are seeking His purposes.
John 15:11 says, "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."
Jesus came to proclaim hope and victory for us! Much of the Apostle Paul's letters were written about his hardships in life.
Paul exclaims, "That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10
I'm thankful for God's refining power in my own life. My prayer is that I move beyond the fickle "happiness" of the world and onto the joy only found in God's presence.
Am I saying we should not seek happiness? No, but what is our source of happiness?
Success? Popularity? Friends? Money?
True happiness and joy is found through faith in Jesus
Have you ever had a day like this one?