Randy Alcorn's Blog: Happiness

All Men Seek Happiness

Blaise Pascal wrote this, and I think it’s very insightful: "All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end."

Seeking Our Happiness in God

Scripture makes it clear that God is the ultimate source of happiness. Our problem is when we start seeking happiness in things that are secondary instead of primary.
 

Longing for Happiness: Perspectives from Blaise Pascal

The infinite abyss in our hearts, which might be called a vacuum, can only be filled by the infinite God Himself. We still have a trace of an ancient happiness that was in the hearts of Adam and Eve, a happiness which preceded sin and was ruined by it. But it was not utterly destroyed. Its mark is still upon us, and one day, when redemption is fully realized, God will fan it into flames again, never to be quenched.