The Search For Happiness

When the road less traveled, just turns out to be the road that is less.                                 IMG_0201

When the job fills the ego, but starves the soul…

and the search for happiness is hard and long…

These things cause a body to long for more.

More of the things that truly matter.

 

You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. –C.S. Lewis

 

This world and what it has to offer, will never be enough.

We were made for more than this world.

Creation was fractured when sin entered in.

God’s perfect world, left wounded and hurting because of mankind’s choice.

But, this will not always be so….

 

And you might say to me, “Jesus, is just a panacea for the weak”

“a placebo for the needy.  I am more than that”.

But, your more is never enough. Deep down you realize this.

And the race continues to run you ragged.

You are breathing hard from the search.

When you finally reach, what you thought, was the finish line…

You see that happiness doesn’t wait for you there. It is elusive.

You need more time. You need more money. You just need more of something…

That is, unless your joy is in the Lord.

When the road is unsure and the longing wears at your soul…

Open the door. Look to the One who knows you intimately.

The One who knows your need.

 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 NIV

 

You will find, Jesus is enough.

Nothing else this world has to offer is going to fill the void.

It can’t…

because it is only He who is able to make you complete.

 

“…For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete…” Colossians 2:9-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “The Search For Happiness

  1. Dawn, I love this posting! It is wonderful.

    Our pastor preached about this on Sunday. He talked about the difference in happiness and joy, that happiness is temporary but something we often look for. Our joy is to be in the Lord.

    And as you also mentioned, Jesus says not to live for happiness but to live in joy. I have been thinking about writing a blog on this too!

    Patti

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