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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

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

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

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

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.

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...

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...

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Devotions about Happiness and Joy

Taking pleasure in the little things in life brings joy to our souls.

We all need to find out what is important in life and then learn to use some self-control.

Maybe you believe in God, but you thirst for more peace and joy. Here are 3 tips to help you be as close to God as you want to be.

Our obedience gives God joy, and it brings us great benefits.

Joy can be found in the most unexpected times. Look for it.

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Videos about Happiness and Joy

After trying for years to conceive, Hannah and Craig were overjoyed at the birth of their son Kase. Yet, when he was diagnosed with a disease most...

When the best medicine has to offer does not improve the oxygen levels for Jerolyn’s special needs son, Vincent, who is suffering with COVID-19, she...

Having been overcome by pain, Elizabeth Verver stood at the precipice of suicide when a stronger voice of hope beckoned her to choose life.

Abused and assaulted by a foster dad, Schwartzen found sanctuary on the basketball court where his natural abilities gave him identity, but this only...

Mike and Jessica receive devastating news that her pregnancy will most likely result in delivering a deceased baby, and in response the couple turns...

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Articles on Happiness and Joy

Hillsong musicians Brooke and Scott Ligertwood teamed up with Ben and Karalee Fielding to write and illustrate the children’s book, “What a Beautiful...

Marie was concerned about catching COVID from touching food and money at her community marketplace in Peru. She knew that hand-washing can destroy...

Mai, a single mom in Thailand with a 1-year-old child was grateful for her job in a garment factory. But the pandemic took it away. Soon, it came...

A church in North Carolina quickly realized that the most vulnerable—the elderly—couldn’t travel to their food distribution center. So, they took the...

John O'Leary discusses In Awe, about how people can reignite their senses and live a life of awe and wonder.

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