Yes, I am happy, maybe not as happy as I want to be, but yes, I am happy. How about you? Let's see if we can help this situation this morning. I believe we can. We must believe in what we are doing, and this morning we are going to see if we can be happier and then believe it.
Psalms 144:15 "Happy is the people whose God is the Lord." That seems to be a logical and simple remedy for happiness, doesn't it?
Proverbs 3:13 "Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding." God's wisdom and understanding should bring us great happiness. Ask for it, He will come through for you and give you your desires.
Proverbs 14:21 last part "He who has mercy on the poor, happy is he." I believe that a person who has mercy has to be a happy person, their heart will be full of love for others, including the poor.
Proverbs 16:20 "He who heeds the word wisely will find good, and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he." Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Is there a happier way to live than this? I don't think so. This covers it all. Happy are we when we heed His word, and trust in Him with ALL our heart and not trust in our own understanding, and acknowledge Him in all our ways and He will direct our paths.
A safe way to live and a happy way to live.
Please ask God to fill you with His happiness. God's happiness is not being loud, boistrous hilarity, it is sweet contentment, a quiet Christian life, a life full of love for others. Join me in this kind of happiness, will you? Grandma Joan