Everyone has experienced moments when trying to be happy seems impossible. You may have endless hours of worry, frustration, overwhelming sadness, and the ability to find happiness is challenged. There are many different approaches to finding happiness, and one of the most creative, powerful, and positive ways is to find happiness is through spirituality and listening to God. There are several ways to find spirituality, and these ways don’t interfere with everyday lives; they enhance what we already have or do.
God can Speak to Us Through Music
God’s people need to realize they have a claim on music. Music is God’s way of sending happiness, and when you believe in God, you have the mindset for enjoying music satisfying to mind, heart, and soul.
The world uses music to find meaning, expression, pleasure, and distractions. The Bible reveals a deeper purpose of music when Christ’s disciples sing. Read Psalm 66:16.
Music can move you to tears. It lifts the spirit and has effects on you cognitively, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Listening to the music of God or music that is imbued with good principles, words, and positivity touches your mind and heart and immediately lifts your soul. You can immediately feel closer to God and happier with yourself when you listen to uplifting music.
In Bible class, you sat quietly and memorized scripture. To our young mind, it probably felt boring unimportant. It can also be overwhelming since the words are Biblical and not the way we usually speak. In Bible class, you sit quietly and listen to the teacher talk about scriptures. Do you feel bored and a bit overwhelmed? Think about this: Scripture can be awesome since the words are Biblical and are the language of tradition and God.
Discover a way that is easy for you to memorize scripture to have thoughts to fall back on when you need some happiness. There are ways to memorize scripture that are not difficult and don’t take up a great deal of memory muscle.
• Write the verses you want to remember on cards. Pull out these cards when you are resting, taking care of morning duties, and read these cards when you are waiting for sleep.
• Write the scripture on a rubber band bracelet. It will scrunch up when you wear it, but whenever you need a reminder of your favorite scripture, stretch the rubber band, and the scripture miraculously appears.
• Put your scripture to music. Look for songs that have lyrics directly from the Bible.
Once you have memorized your favorite scripture, your life can be filled with God’s word and happiness when you are unhappy or challenged. In your mind, repeat the scripture and forget unworthy, mean, or unfulfilling comments you hear in your everyday life.
A memorized scripture gives you immediate access to spiritual life. In Bible class, you sat quietly and memorized scripture. To our young mind, it probably felt boring unimportant. It can also be overwhelming since the words are Biblical and not the way we usually speak.
Find a way that is easy for you to memorize scripture. Some ways are not difficult and don’t take up a great deal of time. Write the verses on cards you want to remember. Pull them out when you are resting, taking care of morning duties like brushing your hair, and read them when you are waiting for sleep.
Once you have memorized your favorite scripture, your life can be filled with God’s word. In your mind is the scripture rather than the comments you heard on the street or the discontent on social media.
A memorized scripture gives you immediate access to spiritual life.
Make Scriptures Your Phone Wallpaper
Everyone has a cellphone, and every cellphone has wallpaper. One young 16-year-old young man lists his favorite scripture on his wallpaper and sees it every day. When asked why he has this as his wallpaper, he says that it reminds him not to be unkind, not to say biting things, and to do his best.
Surround Yourself With People Who Love God’s Word
Never be prejudice and mean to others who do not feel and think like you do, but sometimes you need good friends and people around you who love God’s word. Read Hebrews 3:13 that prompts you to be positive and talk to people about spirituality and God. Be content and happy with your companions.
If you have no friends who are spiritually tuned into God, find them. Ask God to lead you to someone who can uplift you. In these days of darkness and uncertainty, the best way to feel happy is to fill your life with Jesus.
It is not easy to think of God’s word all day. It is difficult to keep thoughts of Him in your mind as you go about your daily activities. However, if you are feeling down and out and need something positive, meditate. Think about the good things in your life and who gave them to you – God. It’s amazing what “counting your blessings” can do to bring happiness.
Listen to the Still Small Voice
Recently a family was having a reunion in a mountain cabin. The snow was coming, but no one wanted to leave. They had planned for this reunion for months and looked forward to a night of talking a laughing. Yet, the sky was dark and dreary, and the air was filled with menace.
Suddenly the lights in the cabin lights went out, the furnace stopped, and the only heat was coming through an inefficient wood fireplace.
The family knelt to pray, and quickly the answer came. The family packed up their belongings, including trailers filled with ATVs, and headed down the mountain. The trip down the mountain was filled with rain and sleet. Later, when we arrived at the homes in the valley homes, the family learned there was still no power on the mountain, and there was a blizzard. Listening to the still small voices convinced the family of the right answer. God provided the answer, and happily, all were safe.
A Prayer for Safety and Happiness
Dear Heavenly Father, we humbly ask in the name of our Lord Jesus to help us know the right way to go. Please help us to be happy in our hearts for the answers you will provide. We love the mountains and our cabin lodging and have been waiting for many months to be here. However, the weather is against us, and now we have no way to keep our families warm through the night. We know how we should go and ask a blessing on us that we will make the right decision.
We will follow thy direction since we know it leads to safety.
We thank thee for everything thou has provided us; we love thee and know thou lovest us.
This is our prayer in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.