Finding Happiness

February 5, 2018 // Denise Boggs

I recently read that one of the most popular college courses today is on positive psychology and instructing students on how to find happiness. There is even a degree in the Science of Happiness.

It stands to reason that everyone has a desire to find happiness, but most people get stuck in the search. Out of all of God’s creation, birds seem to have the handle on happiness. Think about it: There they sit in the trees, without a care in the world, just singing a happy tune. I would say birds are happy mainly because they live in the right environment, doing exactly what they are created for. If the birds can find happiness without the “Happiness degree”, then why can’t we?

I believe we have made it so complicated that we think we have to have a college course to figure it out. Could it be that, like the birds, we were created to dwell in the presence of God and when we do, our spirits will be lifted up and we too will sing?

Go for a walk outside and enjoy all of God’s creation. Then read Psalm 84:3-4 and see if you can see what David discovered about why the birds sing.

“Yes, the bird has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young — even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!” (Psalm 84:3-4 AMPC)

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