*Today’s post inspired by this post.
How many of you would describe yourself as “happy”? Is happiness even possible in this lifetime?
Happiness is transitory. I can be happy one minute and deeply saddened the next. I want to have joy which feels more lasting and less fleeting than happiness. Perhaps that’s why James says:
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
When you have joy, you can still experience peace and contentment in the midst of problems. Happiness is a fickle teenager while Joy is a seasoned senior citizen
What are your thoughts about happiness?