There are times in all of our lives where we feel in our emotions sadness and emptiness. Where is happiness? Does it exist anymore? Is it possible to have it again?
Do you remember happiness? As you look back on your life even as a child doesn’t it seem like it was such a happy time? I know that there are many who might read this that didn’t have constant happiness because of an abusive childhood however try to remember something that brought you happiness.
Did (as a child) happiness come from playing in the rain? Catching fireflies at night? What about smelling cookies that your mom was baking? Do you remember taking a walk with your best friend?
Now that I have you thinking about happiness let me assure you that you can have that happiness again!
God has told us in the Bible (Nehemiah) that ‘the joy of the Lord is your strength’. Joy you ask, “How can God give me joy? “ Isn’t he somewhere in Heaven and he is God and doesn’t have knowledge of me”?
Yes he is God and yes he is in Heaven but he does have knowledge of you, he created you and he loves you. For all his creation of humans on this earth he has given us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can’t be seen or heard with our human elements but he can be found in our spirit. So now you are saying, “My Spirit”?If you can believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he came to this earth from Heaven about 2000 years ago, and he died on a cross and supernaturally you can be born again, well then you can have his Spirit live and dwell in you! Long sentence I know but I had to get that all in.
Now back to joy and happiness. Even if you are already a Christian and have already accepted Jesus into your life and you haven’t experienced any joy or happiness in such a long time, then just hold on. I am writing this and you are reading this because God wants you to know joy and happiness again.
How? By realizing that you can find a peace in your mind by saying and believing this, “I am a Christian, I am not going to let my circumstances dictate or rob me of joy. I know from the words in the Bible, (which are God’s words) that he wants me to laugh. ‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine’, that is a promise in the Bible for me and I take that promise now because I need that medicine of a merry heart…. now”.
Do you remember a time when you laughed? Do you remember something that made you happy when you were a child? I want you to think about it and try to relive that moment. Take the time to go there in your mind. I am praying that you decide it’s time to be happy! Be determined to find happiness and joy.
This is my thought and prayer for you today! What is that I hear??? I believe I hear you laughing!!!!