Where Do You Get Your Happiness From?
We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that are among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
How many of us can answer this simple question: What is true happiness? Now I am famous for using the word subjective when describing things that are intensely personal. For example, for some, happiness might simply be a warm meal and a soft bed at night, while others might say the key to their happiness is knowing true love. And of course, for a Christian, true happiness might be found in accepting Christ as your personal Savior. Subjective? Certainly, because it is hard to assess a standard for happiness. However, what is easier to quantify is whether we are fulfilled and content with our lives!
I have seen the effects lacking these two things can have on people within the inner circle of my family and friends. Often it leads to a despondency that and become all consuming. And if there is anything that feeds Satan, it is despondency!
So how is it we learn to be content with our lot in life? What drives us to want and want, when the things we want often fails to really satisfy our inner hunger? How do we tell the Devil we are not going to succumb to the misery that feeds him? We turn to the handbook God has given to us for the weapons to banish our despondency and fill our cup with the promises of joy and contentment that is His gift to us!
10 Verses About Happiness and Joy that you can swing back with.
‘You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’ – Acts 2:28
‘But rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.’ – Luke 10:20
‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned to joy.’ – John 16:20
‘The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace’ – Galatians 5:22
‘Our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.’ – Psalm 32:21
‘The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song I will praise him.’ – Psalm 28:7
‘Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.’ – Psalm 105:3
‘Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation’ – Psalm 51:12
‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.’ – John 16:33
‘And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings and great joy, which shall be to all people.’ – Luke 2:10
It is now February of 2013, more than 3 months since Superstorm Sandy struck on October 29, 2012, and yet there are still people living in Staten Island that remain without the basic necessities for living that you and I take for granted. Lives will continue be impacted for years to come. But you can help! Please consider sending a Gift Card to the organization listed below. Thousands of cards have been distributed since November but millions more are needed. Give as much as you can, as often as you can! Your gift might just mean a family who has lost everything might just have something to smile about!
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