When someone says, as many have, “Happiness isn’t in the Bible,” it’s not even slightly true. Even in versions that don’t frequently use the words happy and happiness, the concept is conspicuously present, not only in its many synonyms, but in words such as contentment, peace, delight, and dozens of others in every translation.
Here’s another great post from one of my sons-in-law, Dan Franklin, who’s married to my daughter Karina. While I admit I am biased about not only my daughters but about both my sons-in-law, in my opinion this is really great teaching.
Jesus suffered the same trials and temptations we do. God understands our worst losses and heartbreaks, even our temptations: “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted” (Hebrews 2:18).
Having turned 64 this year, this post from John Piper got my attention. It concerns what he learned about himself on a leave of absence at age 64. I prayed for him then, and now as I read this I also pray for myself.