Not Every Christian is Always Happy

“Not every Christian is always happy. Perhaps the King of Saints gave you a season of great joy at first because you were a raw recruit and he would not put you into the roughest part of the battle when you had first enlisted. You were a tender plant, and he nursed you in the hot-house till you could stand severe weather. You were a young child, and therefore he wrapped you in furs and clothed you in the softest mantle. But now you have become strong and the case is different. Capuan holidays do not suit Roman soldiers; and they would not agree with Christians. We need clouds and darkness to exercise our faith, to cut off self dependence, and make us put more faith in Christ, and less in evidence, less in experience, less in frames and feelings. The best of God’s children—I repeat it again for the comfort of those who are suffering depression of spirits—have their nights.”

-Charles Spurgeon-

One thought on “Not Every Christian is Always Happy

  1. This is very true. I think the key is to keep your joy (regardless of your circumstances). Happiness is contingent on circumstance whereas joy is not. I have personal experience with not always feeling happy which reaches as far back as pre-adolescence. BUT with God, I am learning to operate in joy even when I don’t necessarily feel like it. Blessings.

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