Happiness or Joy?
I find joy in everyday life, not because life is good, but because God is. (Source unknown)
Life, with its ups and downs, becomes difficult for all of us at times. We seem really happy and grateful when “things” are going well, but we can quickly become sad and depressed when difficulty crosses our path. Happiness depends on happenstances—occasional circumstances that are pleasant. Joy, on the other hand, is the result of a right relationship with the giver of joy.
God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him (Ecclesiastes 2:26). Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)