Happiness and joy are some of the most sought after feelings in the world. Love is probably the one at the top, but happiness and joy definitely come close to the top of the list. Many people think money is the way to happiness, but it’s not. Of course money does make life easier, but it also has it’s dark side. Some people believe that other people are going to bring them joy, which while having other people who we love in our lives is a joyful experience, it isn’t where true joy and happiness is found.
Romans 15:13 NLT
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Joy and happiness are synonymous with a relationship with Jesus. Jesus is the source of our hope, which makes our joy possible. The true source of happiness and joy is found in our faithful hope in Jesus. When we are overflowing with confident hope in Jesus, we are also overflowing with joy and happiness. I love that term, ‘Overflowing’. Overflow His happiness all over the place. Share the joy!