Psalm 144:15 - Hardwired For Happiness.
Psalm 144:15 (NKJV) Happy are the people who
are in such a state; Happy are the people whose
God is the Lord!
We have the desire for happiness deeply
ingrained within us. In other words, God has hardwired
us to be happy. So where do we find this
We wont find it is in this world,
because the world bases happiness on how well things
are going. If things are going reasonably well,
then were happy. If things are not going so
well, then were unhappy.
When you obtain everything, when you have
all your dreams fulfilled, when you reach all
your goals and maybe surpass them, you find how
empty it is. And then you realize that happiness
isnt in those things at all.
I think in many cases, the people you
follow on social media and those you admire or look
up to may have a far more miserable life than
One Gallup study on the subject of
happiness found that spiritually committed people are
twice as likely to report being very happy than
the least spiritually committed people.
Ill take that a step further: Godly
people will be the happiest people. As the Bible
says, Happy are the people whose God is the
Lord! (Psalm 144:15 NKJV).
C. S. Lewis put it this way: God
designed the human machine to run on Himself. He
Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to
burn, or the food our spirits were designed to
feed on. There is no other. That is why it is
just no good asking God to make us happy in our
own way God cannot give us a happiness and
peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.
There is no such thing.
The more we chase after the Lord, the
more godly well become - and the more well
find the happiness that has eluded us for so
long. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries;
God cannot give us a happiness and peace
apart from Himself, because it is not there. There
is no such thing. C S Lewis
You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and
our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of
each man which cannot be satisfied by any created
thing but only by God the Creator, made know
through Jesus Christ. Blaise Pascal
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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred