Happiness is temporary
It comes and goes…
It’s there when things are going
Well and flees when there is trouble
With happiness, there is no peace.
Always, at the back of your mind is
that fear that it will be snatched away.
Joy, on the other hand, is there
During the ups and downs
It doesn’t depend on the situation
It doesn’t forsake you
It is there when you need
It takes you through the rough
It is not of this world
It is from heaven
It is ours for the asking
And once you have it,
hold on to it
It is a of the fruit of the
With joy comes peace—
The peace of knowing that
No matter what you are
Going through, you
Are not alone
You have our Anchor
To Whom you hold fast
Until the storm passes.
The storms are
Temporary. In the midst of
Them, you can say to yourself,
“I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
You may spend an entire night weeping
But joy will come in the morning.
Hold fast. Don’t lose faith. Cling to
That which will last.
Sources: Psalms 16:8, 30:5
2 thoughts on “Joy”
I really like this. I never thought about “happiness” and “joy” as separate concepts before.
I’m happy you like this. Yes, I have learned that they are separate. Happiness depends on circumstances while joy is about having knowledge and a relationship with God.