We all want it.
Some try to buy it.
Others spend their whole lives seeking it.
Still others seem to have found the secret to it.
You know, those people who wander around life with that little grin always plastered on their faces.
What is happiness?
That warm fuzzy feeling you get after having a good conversation with a close friend.
A warm blanket and a pair of fuzzy socks.
A nice, hot cup of coffee
Spending time with wonderful people.
A big bear hug from someone you haven't seen in a while.
Having faith and living it, too.
Happiness is having faith.
Not just any faith.
Faith in God.
There's a song I've been listening to over and over and over again lately. It basically talks about how so many times, we're happy and content in God when things are all sunshiney and wonderful.
But once the rain starts falling and the thunder starts cracking?
Away from the One Who is trying to comfort us. To help us through the storm.
We question God's goodness because of what we're going through.
God is good all the time.
All the time God is good.
Whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring.
God is good.
Once we are able to rest assuredly in God through sunshine and storms, we will be truly happy. You know those people who have this aura of joy about them? You know the people. The ones who, no matter what is happening continuously count it all joy. They face the rain with a huge grin plastered on their faces. Those people are some of the most encouraging people I've ever met in my life. And it's all because of their beautiful and constant faith in God.
Now, don't get me wrong. There is a place and time for tears and sadness. But even when you're sad and hurting, you can still have joy. Joy in knowing that the wonderful God who walks with you through the good times is carrying you through the bad.