The Pursuit of Happiness: Why is it so Elusive? - Part 2

The Pursuit of Happiness: Why is it so Elusive? – Part 2

What is it that satisfies the thirst of the soul?

In Part 1, we talked about how many people see happiness as a feeling. We looked at all of the destructive tendencies that creep into a person’s life when they believe that pleasure is the source of true happiness in life.

What is the role that God plays in the search for happiness? Why is He important in finding happiness? Let’s start by thinking about the human desires of the body. When we enter into this life we have four basic desires – all physical desires. We get hungry, thirsty and tired, so we eat, we drink and we rest. Then we hit puberty and our sexual desire kicks in. These four basic desires of the body called the sensual side of life.

Yet what is this desire that we have for joy and happiness, for peace, to love and be loved – not sex, but to love and be loved? It’s not a physical desire. It’s a spiritual desire. It’s a desire of the heart and the soul. Again, what satisfies hunger? Food? What satisfies thirst? Drink.

So where I want to go with this today, guys, is to ask the question, “What is the role that God plays in all of this?” If he satisfies this thirst in our souls for joy and happiness and peace and love, how does that happen? What is His role in our lives? What is his role in this elusive search of happiness that people are having so much trouble with?

This is Part 2 of my 3-part series. I hope you enjoy it!


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