Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!”
Who does not want to be happy? God created us and He wired us to be happy. Each one of us has the desire for happiness deeply embedded in us. So, if we are programmed to be happy, where do we find this happiness in order to access it?
Well, if you are looking for it in THIS world, you probably know by now you will be sorely disappointed. The world measures happiness by how things are going. If they are going well, then we are happy. If things are not going well, then we are not happy based on the world’s definition of happy. When you have obtained everything and had all you dreams fulfilled and met and surpassed all your goals, at that point you realize how empty all of that is. Hopefully, we have arrived sooner rather than later that we will not find happiness in those things.
We often look up to or admire certain people who have attained these things and a certain amount of fame and celebrity. In reality, they are far more miserable in most cases. A Gallup study on the subject of happiness found the following:
SPIRITUALLY COMMITTED PEOPLE ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO REPORT BEING VERY HAPPY THAN THE LEAST SPIRITUALLY COMMITTED PEOPLE.
I believe you can insert Godly people in that statement where it says spiritually committed people. They are truly the happiest people. But I don’t need Gallup to verify that. It says today in God’s verse in Psalm 144: 15 that “happy are the people whose GOD IS THE LORD!”
C.S. Lewis said ““God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way. . . . God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
THE MORE WE CHASE AFTER THE LORD, THE MORE IN GOD WE WILL BECOME AND THE MORE WE WILL FIND HAPPINESS THAT HAS ELUDEDED US FOR SO LONG.
THIS IS WHERE YOU FIND YOUR HAPPINESS THAT IS PROGRAMMED IN EACH ONE OF US!!!
“Instinct teaches us to look for happiness outside ourselves. If man is not made for God, why is he happy only in God?” Blaise Pascal