What does the bible say about being happy

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Girl at War by Sara Nović

Zagreb, summer of 1991. Ten-year-old Ana Jurić is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatias capital with her best friend, Luka, takes care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Ana is lost to a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival.

Ten years later Ana is a college student in New York. Shes been hiding her past from her boyfriend, her friends, and most especially herself. Haunted by the events that forever changed her family, she returns alone to Croatia, where she must rediscover the place that was once her home and search for the ghosts of those shes lost.
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What the Bible Says About How to Be Happier

Learn how to be happy from trusted Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah

T here are many precious promises for Christians but does God promise us happiness in this life? What does the Bible say is in store for believers in this world? In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! Peace and joy are not the same thing as happiness because happiness is based upon happenings and happenings are temporary but the peace of God endures forever, even in hardships in this life. That is a lie from the Devil.

Affluence and personal peace at any price as the controlling factors of life are as ugly as anything could be. So what does the Bible say about finding happiness? When personal happiness becomes the end goal of all that we seek, personal happiness then becomes the governing principle in our individual lives rather than Holy Spirit. What Psalm implies is that delighting yourself in the Lord is the desire of your heart. When you seek happiness in Christ you will find it. Blessings, like happiness, are always a byproduct of loving God.

I remember hearing the above-quoted upbeat song when I was a seven-year-old in New England. The gentle reggae drew me in, and the words seemed right enough. It was the first a cappella song to hit number one on the Billboard Hot charts, and it no doubt lent wind to a thousand collegiate a cappella groups. Humanity is hardwired to pursue happiness. There is no toddler training course on the subject. We just naturally, instinctively, pre-cognitively want to be happy. So we pursue happiness, just as we always have.

1. Philippians 4:11-13

We all want to be happy. We work at it. We strive for it. We know it when we have it, and we know when we are not happy. It seems so elusive sometimes.

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