Wednesday Encouragement from Woman at the Well Ministries
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Song: “Happiness is the Lord”
Ira F. Stanphill
Happiness is to know the Saviour
Living a life within His favour
Having a change in my behaviour,
Happiness in the Lord,
Real joy is mine,
No matter if the tear drops start;
I’ve found the secret,
It’s Jesus in my heart.
Happiness is a new creation,
Jesus and me in close relation,
Having a part in His salvation,
Happiness is the Lord!
Happiness is to be forgiven,
Living a life that’s worth the living
Taking a trip that leads to heaven
Happiness is the Lord!
VERSE: John 15:11 “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
Right now, happiness is a hot commodity. It’s sometimes hard to find, but only if we’re looking in the wrong place. Often, we look for happiness in our jobs, the people around us, or the events in our lives. These can offer happiness temporarily, but lasting happiness is only found in the Lord. His happiness is the only happiness that can transcend life’s circumstances and trials. This song speaks Biblical truth. We find true happiness when we have a personal relationship with Jesus, and we live our lives in a way that reflects His plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11). True happiness is found in spite of the circumstances of life which may bring a tear to our eyes, but tears which are comforted by the presence of the Lord in our hearts (John 14:16). Real happiness is having the evidence in our lives that we’re a new creature, with a close relationship with Jesus, our Saviour (II Corinthians 5:17). Lasting happiness comes from a daily walk with the Lord, one that is free from condemnation (Romans 8:1) and following the path the Lord has set (Proverbs 3:6). Happiness is taking God at His word and filling up on the joy that comes from Him. Remember Jesus loves you. You are loved.
Prayer: Oh Lord, thank you for the truths in your Word and for speaking life into us that we might be filled with your joy. Fill me to overflowing with your presence so that in spite of today’s circumstances, I can sit in your joy and be filled with the happiness of Godly peace. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
*Sunday and Wednesday encouragements are written for our friends in Assisted Living, who we are unable to see regularly, due to COVID. We pray they are a blessing for you as well!