True joy doesn’t come from the circumstances surrounding us! It comes from having an understanding of who God really is, what His role is in our lives, and trusting that He is always good!

HOLY SPIRIT: Let me says this that what you sense, feel and experience in your inner being is more important than enjoying the environment around you. There are happy moments you can have coming from the things of the environment around you, but the real joy of the Lord comes from what you experience in your inner being in your person to person relationship with Our Father/Christ Your Lord/Holy Spirit.

VERSE 1 – Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen then, The Lord hath done great things for them. (Psalm 126:2)

HOLY SPIRIT: The background of this verse was about a time when Our Father’s Chosen People had been in captivity in a foreign land. Some of them were able to return to the City of God on Planet Earth, but others still remained in captivity. Even though those returning to the City of God on Planet Earth were happy, they were still sad because many of Our Father’s Chosen People were still in captivity. Yet, those returning laughed and sang when they worshiped because they had the Joy of the Lord. This is an example of the laughter of Our Father’s Children being a witness to those who are not Our Father’s Children. This shows some of the importance of those both of the Old Testament Church and of the New Testament Church being able to smile and laugh even though they are experiencing painful and troubling times.

Today people think happiness is a result, instead of a choice. They believe that if they didn’t have any problems and if they had an abundance of good things, happiness would be the inevitable result. That’s not true. If you wait for the result which is not biblical Satan will see that you never have happiness. Happiness isn’t a state of being; it’s a state of mind. A person can be happy when everyone and everything around them is in turmoil. They can be content no matter what the financial or physical conditions might be. True happiness and contentment isn’t dependent upon circumstances.

Take Paul as an example. The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians while he was in prison in Rome. He was facing possible execution. Yet, his letter to the Philippians is the happiest letter of any he wrote. He mentioned rejoicing seventeen times in this short letter. How could this be? What was Paul’s secret? The book of Philippians gives us the keys Paul used to obtain such success.

In Philippians 4:11 Paul said, “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

Notice that contentment is something the Apostle Paul learned. It didn’t come naturally or without effort. None of us came out of the womb reading and writing; we had to learn through years of effort. Likewise, contentment, which is a major component of happiness, has to be learned.

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