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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

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.

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?

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

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

Jesus' arrest, conviction, and death left his followers fearful and grieving. Even after they realized he was alive again, everything was different...

It is possible to experience a life of peace and find rest for your soul – even with life’s demands.

Obeying God leads to freedom, promotion, and overflowing blessings. 

Even in hardship, there can always be pockets of joy.

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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

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

No one wants to suffer, but 1 Peter shows how we can have an eternal perspective amidst trials.

Author Sheri Hunter discusses her book, Daring to Live, about how she overcame grief by taking on extreme adventures with some of her closest friends...

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

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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.

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