The world is full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings – Robert Louis Stevenson
Happiness and joy are they the same?
Are you happy?
Do you have joy in your heart?
Where we get happiness?
Where we get joy?
Happiness can be define as an experience to make happy while joy means a source or cause of great happiness.
Hey, are you happy? Some people will just say Yes because they don’t want to talk about their pain or the state of their heart.
Okay, let me ask you with this. Do you have joy in your heart? Some person will response as in silent or will say maybe.
Happiness depends on circumstances. It depends on your environment like in your house, in your money, in your friends, health, or in your achievements.
For example, You maybe happy because you have your friends with you whole day laughing and chit chatting but at the end of the day, when your friends will not be around then you may feel lonely or alone.
I’m not saying having friends is not good but I am emphasizing here the state of your heart.
Sometimes, it is temporary because the source of happiness are temporarily things and events in this world.
Would you think it could satisfy you?
Happiness is short term.
On the other hand, Joy comes from the inside, it comes from the heart.
And who is the source of joy?
It is Jesus Christ.
That’s why on Proverbs 4:23 stated that guard your heart cause everything flow from it.
So, when our heart is in great worry then it will come out with our words and actions.
Instead, choose Christ as you choose Joy.
Joy still remains in your heart even if your getting physically old. Joy is not dependent on this temporary world. It depends on Jesus Christ.
When you have joy, you will know the worth of your self and worth of your friends.
You will be dependent to God not on the things.
You will know how to celebrate your being with God.
You will starting to discover your uniqueness inside out.
Then, you will refuse to allow bitterness to creep into your life.
Always remember that whatever circumstances you’ve encountered in that day. Take heart that Joy comes in the morning.
Jesus said, ” Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”.