Oftentimes we do not equate happiness to joy. Other times we equate seeking God to forfeiting happiness. What I have realized is happiness, gladness, joy are all synonymous and He wants all of them for us. I’ve also learned desiring God does not mean forfeiting happiness, nor does it mean the absence of trials and hardships. But what it does mean is unending hope and true, lasting joy in Jesus. He wants that for us. Psalms 37:4 "Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." More on my thoughts on Happiness in Christ in my newest blog post!