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00445 - Feeling Happy

Happiness, while a natural human emotion, is often fleeting and dependent on circumstances. However, a more profound joy is found in the context of faith, even amidst life's hardships. Such joy, rooted in trust and understanding, enables one to find happiness even when the skies are grey.

In Nehemiah 8:10b (NIV), we find a potent declaration: "This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." This isn't a superficial happiness dependent on external factors but a profound inner joy that emanates from a relationship with God. It empowers believers to face challenges head-on, drawing strength from God’s own pleasure.

With its unpredictable twists, life may not always offer reasons to be cheerful. Anchoring our happiness in God's promises and making choices aligned with His teachings, we can experience a steadfast and unshakeable joy, transcending even the toughest of circumstances.

Quote Sometimes you need Faith to push through to happiness.


Lord, help me not to accept the ups and downs of life - allow me to break through to Happiness. Amen

Action Point

Take time to think about what makes you happy, and change some things to focus on doing that.

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