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Happiness

Happiness is a concept – an idea.  It’s hard to describe, we all know what it feels like to have a moment of happiness and how it feels when we are not happy.  Happiness is seemingly linked to our feelings.  In fact, happiness is so linked to our feelings that something that makes us happy today, may not make us happy tomorrow.  Something that makes you happy may not make me happy at all.  Aye – there’s the rub!   Feelings change.

So wait a minute.  What if my happiness were connected to something other than my feelings.  What if it were connected to something that didn’t change.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.  Hebrews 13:8

There is so much about that verse that can make me happy.  Jesus loves me and that doesn’t change.  Jesus is powerful and that will not change.  He is faithful.

If we could grasp this, WE WOULD BE CHANGED!

In this life, true hope is through a relationship with God.  God is able to give us true peace and true joy, eternal and lasting. Our lives are a gift and eternal life is a gift.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

God loved me so much that He gave His only Son that if I believe in Him, I will not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

Jesus died on the cross for my sins that I could have peace with Holy God. Romans 5:1

This is true happiness – joy unspeakable when we confess our sins and trust Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord knowing that Jesus died on the cross and that he arose from the dead.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9

It is truly remarkable what the Lord Jesus has done for us!  His life is inspiring, his death is for our salvation, but the resurrection means we serve a living Savior.  He is worthy of our faith. He is worthy of our worship and our praise.  He is worthy of our life.

Steps to Peace with God

 

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