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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 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.

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...

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

God put contentment in our grasp. It's not dependent on circumstances.

Suffering has purpose. Understanding this changes how we feel about undergoing it.

Encourage your soul by remembering all God has done. Thankfulness is a spiritual weapon that brings peace.

The joy King David felt as he ushered in the presence of the Lord was almost more than he could contain. The Bible says he danced as they all shouted...

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

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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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What Is Stealing Your Joy?

Remember when your joy overflowed for the Lord? If it's been stolen, go take it back.

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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