“Happiness depends on happenings, but joy depends on Christ.” Jesus Everyday Life Application Bible
How many times have we found happiness in earthly matters and material things such as a new car, new furniture, new friends, or a new relationship! Happiness may be fleeting or longer lasting, but it does not compare to the duration and feeling of Joy in Christ!
Likewise, we cannot escape feeling sorrow, grief and pain which may be short lived or long term but feeling the Joy in Christ is eternal!
As earthly matters wax and wane, having Joy in Christ cannot be taken away! “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4