Somedays – and maybe even most days lately – happiness has felt elusive. Things that are out of my control have controlled my happiness. I have allowed illnesses, children’s choices, broken cars and broken dreams to break down my joy and destroy my peace.
Perhaps, the wisdom, the understanding, and the empathy gained in each of these situations is the way to happiness. Life will never be free of heartache, but as we come to see the wisdom of how God has taught us to find joy in the things, the lessons, the understanding He provides, and we allow His peace to be in our lives, we can and will be happy.