I can say that I never knew what joy was like
until I gave up pursuing happiness,
or cared to live until I chose to die.
For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
~ Malcolm Muggeridge, British Broadcaster
I thought the first phrase of this quote was so apt.
You’ve probably heard the old saying about happiness being like a butterfly,
that when you quit pursuing it, it may come and sit on your shoulder.
But this makes me ponder the difference between happiness and joy.
I also remember hearing a quote that money may not buy happiness…
but it sure can rent it for awhile!
That is a cute thought, but what it’s really saying is that
maybe money can buy happiness.
However, it isn’t happiness that we all desire so deeply.
And money certainly can’t buy JOY.
Happiness is something that is fleeting
while joy is enduring
That’s why we are to consider it JOY when we have trials. (James 1:2)
Trials surely don’t sound like a happy thing,
but it is an opportunity to find eternal gain
Wishing you Joy in your journey today~