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Do you believe God just wants you to be happy? or that He will overlook what we do as long as what we do makes us happy? These are common lies that many people have been taught or assumed to be true. So what is God’s goal for us in regards to our emotional state? Happiness is fleeting and based on our circumstances. God’s Word leads us to His true desire for us–JOY.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
Delight yourselves in God, yes, find your joy in him at all times.Philippians 4:4 (J.B. Phillips N.T.)