Posts tagged with ‘Happiness’

2/04/22 THE ONE WHO PUTS GOD FIRST WILL HAVE HAPPINESS THAT LASTS

by Barry Lovett

“Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”  Psalm 146:5   Happiness is an elusive thing.  Why? In large measure it’s because the things we tend to pursue do not touch the deepest needs of our hearts.  Our pursuits may provide moments of enjoyment, distraction, or pleasure, but […]

10/27/20 GOD CANNOT GIVE US A HAPPINESS AND PEACE APART FROM HIMSELF

by Barry Lovett

“He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”  Psalm 107:9. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that “empty” feeling. It is an emptiness that friendship, love, sex, money, power, popularity, or success can never fill – a longing for something undefinable, something precious but lost, that elusive “something more”.  We were […]

5/7/20 THE GOOD LIFE IS FOUND IN THE GOOD SHEPHERD

by Barry Lovett

“Beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15. The sooner we get over the illusion that more stuff means more happiness, the better off we will be.  And then the more able we will be to find the peace and happiness of the true “good […]

1/23/19 GOD CANNOT GIVE US A HAPPINESS AND PEACE APART FROM HIMSELF

by Barry Lovett

“He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”  Psalm 107:9. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that “empty” feeling. It is an emptiness that friendship, love, sex, money, power, popularity, or success can never fill – a longing for something indefinable, something precious but lost, that elusive “something more”.  […]

2/1/18 THOSE WHO WALK IN CLOSE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD ARE TRULY BLESSED

by Barry Lovett

“Like the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:6. People living in immorality often insist they are very happy, and they try to prove it by laughing a lot.  They joke and say everything is just great. They may even try to convince themselves that they have found […]