What does it mean to you to be happy and have peace in your life? Do you ever have those days where you just cannot fine peace and happiness and you struggle with why you can’t. Also have you ever thought if I purchase this or go do that, that it will bring you happiness in your life. The center point of all of this is do you involve God and do you seek Him in your happiness and peace? There is a simple fact in life that if you do not walk with Him or seek Him you cannot find real joy, peace, and happiness in life. We live in a fallen world that is full of turbulence and adversity that the adversary throws at us every single minute of every single day.
How do you contend with this though? If you don’t seen God then that turbulence and adversity will swallow you up every day. I have seen far too many people, some very close to me that were overcome by fears, anxiety, and adversity. The stark difference came with how people dealt with it. Some were on their face seeking God others just did not know Him or did not want to know Him or seek Him. While others still, knew he was there, but did not give up their full being to let Him guide and protect them through those times.
This is the boat I was in after I lost my Dad 4 years ago. I was saved and baptized many years ago, but I got to a point where I did not walk with God regularly and fully. After I lost my Dad in a car accident, my was in a tail spin. I was lost and did not know where to go or turn to. I prayed some, but never fully gave in to my faith to let God take control. After a couple of years, I finally started to dive into scripture every single day. You want to talk about life changing. The Holy Spirit began to speak to me louder and louder to more I dove into the Word. With my own spiritual growth and maturity, I began to find that searching for peace and happiness was actually very simple. All I had to do was truly seek and walk with God. It’s that simple folks. I can testify today just how powerful his presence is in my life and in my families as my growth has led all of us closer to Him and each other more than ever before. The feeling is simply out of the world awesome.
Today I ran across a quote from CS Lewis that says, “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” It’s that simple. Happiness and peace comes from Him. It does not exist apart of from God. Seek God and seek a relationship with Jesus and it is so life changing. Don’t commit half way like I did for so long. Doing so did not help me with dealing with my own adversities. Seek Him fully every day with all you are and let His Spirit overtake your entire being. Your spirit, soul, and body, your heart, mind, and will. This is the only way to ever find real happiness, peace, and joy in life and be able to overcome any adversity and uncertainty that gets thrown your way. He is the answer and the only real answer.
Amen brother… He is THE answer… Oh and I love the C.S. Lewis quote…