Similarly to the other day when we were told ‘there is no other stream’ – Mere Christianity echoes that … we are taught so much in our culture to ‘pursue happiness’, the ‘happiness index’ .. although it does seem that the emphasis is (having to) change from happiness being equated to how much money, and seeking other more ‘whole life’ perspectives…
That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.
But we don’t have to do it alone, or wait for heaven:
English Standard Version (©2001) (2 Cor 5:5)He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
A good reminder that we have much to smile about..