Wake each morning looking forward to the day.
Life is a great gift—the greatest gift. You should awaken every morning with a thrill in your heart, looking forward to the day. The Bible is clear that we are to cast off unhappiness and live joyfully. These three verses can help you do just that.
1. “This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Every morning, as soon as you awake, say these dynamic words aloud. God has given you a new day crammed with opportunity to build a better life, to learn something new, to spend time with those you love, to do something worthwhile for the world. As you begin your daily business, repeat this verse. And, if you begin to run down in spirit during the day, say it again. No method is more effective in driving off unhappiness than to saturate your mind and soul with this great passage.
2. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
We make ourselves unhappy by habitually thinking unhappy thoughts. The simple cure: Start thinking joyfully. Think of every wonderful thing the Lord has done for you. Celebrate the fact that He is always with you. When you consider the implications of that fact, there is every reason to rejoice and be happy, for it means that nothing can ever defeat you.
3. “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.” Psalm 89:15-16
Real dedicated Christians are happy people. That does not mean that they are unaware of the pain and suffering all around them. Indeed, they are not true Christians unless they are deeply concerned and are doing something about it. But Christians are filled with rejoicing because they have entered into a personal relationship with Christ—and that relationship gives them victory over all misery. To be happy, be truly Christian in experience, faith and service.