“The World is Seeking Happiness”
Updated: Aug 11
Happiness is a good thing to pursue, but it can be elusive. So how do you find happiness? The Bible says that happiness and joy leads to an enriched life, and it is good for our health.
Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)
22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
So where does the believer’s joy and happiness come from? In Galatians 5:22 & 23 it says that joy is a fruit of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit indwells each believer, and when we allow the Spirit to guide our life, joy is expressed within us.
Galatians 5:22 - 23 (ESV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
There is a great joy and contentment within us when we know and abide in God, trusting in the Sovereign God of the universe on whom we have cast our burdens.
Psalm 55:22 (NIV)
22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken
Nehemiah tells us that the Joy of the Lord is our strength.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)
10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
To find true happiness, live a life focused on seeking after God.
Have a great day.