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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.

When God actively works in a situation, good can come out of it — even in the darkest of situations.

Questions about Happiness and Joy

The manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit in our lives is the tangible evidence that we are being changed into the nature of Jesus Christ.

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

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.

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...

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Devotions about Happiness and Joy

The sentiments conveyed to God were not “gimme” prayers (gimme health, wealth, and happiness), in spite of their great need. What these sweet people...

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

Light is essential for vision, color, happiness, and life. Jesus, Light of the World, has that effect on people. Christians are called to do the same...

Yes, Lord, I want to be as the little bunny – trusting your protective care, free to explore, and delighting in you.

We find strength to endure when we rejoice in the Lord and focus our attention on Him.

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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

Before Halloween even dispels its hallows' eve, we see signs of Christmas popping up all over.

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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.

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