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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

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...

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

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

Would God want you to use these two words to bless and encourage others?

King David found that in God's presence was the fullness of joy. Joy was not found in himself but in God.

Nothing robs the peace and joy from a Christian's life more than constant busyness.

How do we get back those things the enemy steals from us? How do we restore and maintain our joy?

It is easy to become emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to experience a life of...

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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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After God’s Own Heart

When an instrument is tuned up, its notes are matched to the master instrument. To tune our hearts, we match them to the Master’s heart.

When we are intentional about making space for God, there is a transfer of time, allowing Him to lead our days.

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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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