Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Happiness is temporary
I have recently been reading through the book of Psalms. I came across this verse which struck me hard: "You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound" (Psalm 4:7). This verse is saying that inward joy comes from knowing and trusting God and happiness comes as a result of pleasant circumstances. Inward joy is steady as long as we are trusting God. Happiness is unpredictable. Inward joy defeats discouragement; happiness covers it up. I struggle a lot with finding happiness in the things of this world. I just have to remember that inward joy is lasting, happiness is temporary.