Looking for A Happy Life?

September 13, 2022

You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, and yet they testify about me. But you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.

John 5:39-40

Life is full of ups and downs. And whether or not you are a Christian, we all want a life that is full of joy and satisfaction. But is there more than one way to experience the life we all hope to have? Here’s some encouragement for you if you are looking for a happy life.

More Than Mere Words

In today’s passage, Jesus says that people are looking for life in written words, but they refuse to look for life in Him alone. We all want to hear or read words that are an encouragement to our souls, but if we miss the fact that Jesus is the “why” behind all joy, then we miss the blessing of a full life.

There Is A Way

We read in John 14:16 that Jesus–the Son of the living God–is the only way to a satisfying life. Better yet–He’s the only way to eternal life at all! He tells us that He is the Way, Truth, and Life, and further declares that no one can come to the Father except through His sacrifice. So, the way to a “happy” life is to be in a loving relationship with the Father. And the only way to have a relationship with God, to intimately and personally know Him, is to believe in the life of Jesus.

It’s So True

If we want to have a full and abundant life, Jesus is the only way. As we seek Him first and put Him at the center of our lives, our world will start to change. The outside world will tell us that we need to look for life in all the wrong places. But Jesus tells us that He is the only way to find true, lasting, eternal life.

What Now?

If you are looking for a happy life, Jesus is all you need. He desires to have a relationship with you. He loves you unconditionally. And He has already paid the price for your sins by dying on the cross. If you accept His gift of salvation today, you can begin living a transformed life—a life that is full of purpose and meaning! (Share this devo with a friend.)

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