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Happiness and Joy

Joy does not equal happiness. Joy describes the inner peace coming from true contentment with the Lord, present in a person whether happy or sad.

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Bible Teachings on Happiness and Joy

I have found this principle to be true: It is not happy people who are thankful—it is thankful people who are happy.

To balance out the "work hard and succeed" promises of the Book of Proverbs, the Book of Ecclesiastes assures us that human beings cannot find their...

Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless; it is like chasing the wind. ...

Christianity has a reputation for being the "don't" religion — a killjoy faith designed to keep people from enjoying their lives. Nothing could be...

Questions about Happiness and Joy

If you are fellowshipping with God and serving Him, peace and happiness will be there despite the circumstances. You can be happy in the midst of...

The deep, deep happiness that transcends all else comes from knowing God and, in turn, from being known by Him.

I wondered, if we call God good when things go right, does it mean He’s not good when things go wrong?

Some think when they have a religious experience and suddenly want to live well and do good in the world, that is Christianity. They may get some...

Happiness is less about our circumstances, position, and possessions, and much more about having the right viewpoint.

Devotions about Happiness and Joy

I have found this principle to be true: It is not happy people who are thankful—it is thankful people who are happy.

We all face trials in life, but trials are opportunities to dig deeper wells in our soul; wells that have the capacity to take in more of Christ’s...

I tend to fall into that category of folks who know they’re forgiven but still can’t shake the “wretch like me” attitude. But God has forgiven...

 Hidden inside of us, God has placed His gem, the indwelling of His spirit in our earthly bodies.

Unconditional joy - oh, if we could only learn how to grasp it.

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Videos about Happiness and Joy

Author and speaker Lisa Harper talks about adopting her daughter from Haiti, and discusses how God-given joy is a healthy part of the Christian life.

At 80 years old, Charlie Daniels is still celebrating milestones—like being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He looks back on his life,...

A&E’s Duck Dynasty founders Phil and Kay Robertson share Christmas memories on the backdrop of faith, family, thankfulness and joy.

Best selling author and pastor Bobby Schuller provides insight into happiness according to Jesus.

“Hour of Power” host Pastor Bobby Schuller shares how you can experience real happiness in his latest book, Happiness According to Jesus.

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Articles on Happiness and Joy

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The Delightful Love Letter

Just as we feel special when we get love letters from our special someones while we’re apart, we can find delight in God’s notes to us.

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The Object of My Delight

It’s one thing for us to get happy about something, but an entirely different thing to be delighted in the Lord.

Author and speaker Lisa Harper talks about adopting her daughter from Haiti, and discusses how God-given joy is a healthy part of the Christian life...

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Delightful!

What do you find delightful? It's refreshing to delight in the Lord.

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Be Glad—You Who Celebrate & Worship

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Well, it was nothing groundbreaking!”? Why do we do that? Why do we minimize rather than celebrate good news or...

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