Don't Worry, Be Happy


Happiness depends on happenings. Joy depends on your faith that Jesus is present.

Today’s Reading: Matthew 6

 Key Verse: Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

You may recognize that title from a popular Jamaican song. Perhaps “Be Joyful” would be better, as happiness depends on happenings. You may want to read again Matthew 6:25 – 33.

Joy depends on your faith that Jesus is present. The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11 shared, “I have learned in whatsoever state I am, there to be content.” Being content has nothing to do with material possessions. Knowledge of God’s love and care is enough. Put God first. He’ll provide Good Samaritans when you are in trouble. All things we really need will come our way. Trust God. He won’t fail you!


Lord God, I pray for health, strength and ambition to do my part and to seek your daily blessings. I am resolved to trust you for my every need. I ask these mercies in Jesus’ Name. Amen!


I was 20 years old. Taking a year off from my theological studies to help establish a new congregation in a northern village seemed like a good idea. I had determined to spend full time in door-to-door evangelism, teaching God’s Word to children, helping needy people cut and pile wood for heat, and cooking for the coming winter, etc., but I had no regular income. One morning I put cornflakes in my bowl but I had no money to buy milk. A couple of spoonfuls of dry cornflakes and I had a full blown “pity party.” I recovered sufficiently to pray and I felt I should walk to the Post Office. The clerk handed me one letter and guess what? Someone blessed me with $5.00. Milk and even brown sugar sure tasted good on my cereal. Yes, later that year I worked in construction and even sat in as a supply teacher in public school. Every thing I truly needed was supplied. God is faithful. He never fails!

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