Date

January 7, 2024

Teacher Scott Chapman

Happiness often feels just out of reach; hard to catch and harder to hang onto. Worldly wisdom suggests happiness is achieved through sheer willpower or by changing our circumstances. If we work hard enough or if people or situations change, then we will be happier. The Bible teaches something entirely different; that peace and joy are the overflow of spending time in the presence of God.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

As you give your life to God and trust him to lead and guide you, you will begin to experience his presence in increasing measure. It is in his presence that you will experience overflowing joy, peace, and hope – which where true happiness comes from.

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