I’ve been thinking aboutÂ happinessÂ and contentment lately. Â And I know that “happiness” is a choice, but I wanted to see what the Bible said about it. Â I love Psalms & Proverbs, they’re packed with all kinds “what-to-do’s” and “don’ts”! Â I found these scriptures that shed a little “light” on the subject.
Proverbs 15:13 “Â A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken”
Proverbs 12:25 Â “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up”
Psalms 89:15,16 Â “Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted.”
Isaiah 55:12 Â “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
What I took away from those verses are that you have to wake up everyday and make a decision on how you will attack that day. Â Your attitude will affect everyone around you, good and bad.
For the past few months, I have been listening to Christian music in the car and it’s so uplifting. Â It’s a good way for me to remember the “JOY” and goodness part of the equation. Â I hope your upcoming week will be filled with HAPPINESS!