“According to the glorious good news of the happy God, which was committed to my trust” (I Timothy 1:11).
God has never lost control of His universe. He is in charge – always has been, always will be. Every plan of His is right on schedule, and one day He will reach His glorious consummation and be “All in all” (I Corinthians 15:28). Therefore, regardless of what religion thinks or says to the contrary, Father is happy. He is “the happy God,” and He is the only true source of our own joy and happiness.
Since Father is happy, then, His children can be happy. After all, those of us who already know God for Who He truly is, and have already been made His righteousness, can be happy.
“Even as David also describes the happiness of the man, unto whom God credits righteousness apart from works, saying, ‘Happy are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Happy is the man to whom the Lord will not charge sin.’” (Romans 4:6-8).
So, enjoy life! Wake up every morning and bask in the goodness and grace of “the happy God” Who loves you and lives in you. Embrace His happiness throughout the day, regardless of the situation or circumstances in which we may find ourselves.
“Whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he” (Proverbs 16:20).
-- Clyde Pilkington