Randy Alcorn's Blog: Happiness

Can Self-Forgetfulness Make Us Happier?

By Randy Alcorn | May 24, 2017
People who think a lot about themselves and their plans for wealth and success—e.g., writing a bestselling book and being mentioned in the same sentence with Hemingway—tend to be unhappy. However, people who think a lot about Christ and His grace, the great doctrines of the faith, and how to love and serve others tend to be happy people. 

The Key to Your Lasting Happiness

By Randy Alcorn | March 8, 2017
The Christian life is largely won and lost on the battlefield of ideas regarding what makes us happy. If we believe the lie that saying no to sin means saying no to happiness, then no amount of self-restraint will keep us from ultimately seeking happiness in sin.

He Finds Joy Even in Us

By Randy Alcorn | January 20, 2017
H. D. M. Spence-Jones (1836–1917) was a Cambridge graduate who taught Hebrew and was the general editor of The Pulpit Commentary. I was struck by his observation on Jeremiah 32:41, where God says, “I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.”

The Simple, Daily Cultivation of God-Consciousness

By Randy Alcorn | January 11, 2017
We can’t spend time with many of the world’s famous people, but I have a hunch we’d often be disappointed if we could. We can, however, spend time with God daily—hour by hour.