DOES GOD REALLY WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY?
God knows the only chance you have at happiness is to be in fellowship with HIM. The world thinks happiness, joy, and blessedness come from having a satisfying relationship, a lucrative career, a college education, a healthy body, being a parent or any number of earthly things. They chase these things thinking they will bring happiness.
The question is, “Does God want you to be happy?” which has a simple answer, “Yes, most certainly He does.” In fact, He wants you to be happier than you can possibly, imagine. He wants you to have the unshakable happiness called ‘joy’ or ‘blessedness’.
This is the kind of happiness that goes far beyond the shallow and superficial happiness, which is simply the result of fleeting circumstances. The happiness God wants you for you can be yours even in the mist of life’s worst pans and sorrows.
All over the world, in every culture, people are searching for happiness. People look at all sorts of different places to help them, cover or numb or forget the pain of this life.
God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best. At this time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.
There are times when God in his infinite wisdom and protection, asks us to forgo momentary pleasures of this world in order for us to pursue much greater, deeper, lasting joy, God wants us to be happy for more than a moment.
Yes God wants us to be happy in our situations…. No matter where we are, where we live. He is just around everywhere in the atomsphere of the air. We can feel his presence.