“I Want You To Have A Long, Fulfilled And Rich Life: Your GOD!” (Choose Life! Deut. 30:19-20)
Isn’t it interesting how scientists always find biblical truth if they research long and deep enough? Even if the circumstances in this world are not looking good, Jesus wants us to be happy!!! It is God’s deepest desire for us to have a long and fulfilled life.
Everybody is looking for peace. Jesus might not give outer peaceful circumstances, but he promises us HIS inner peace.
We all are looking to be happy. Jesus did not promise us an easy life, but He promises a full, satisfied and a happy life in HIM.
In John 16,33 Jesus tells us:
I have told you these things, so that in ME you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
The happiness which Jesus wants to share with us goes far beyond the a momentarily feeling and actually beyond this life.
Read on what happiness does to us according to scientific research. If you like to include your relationship to Jesus, the video below is a very good guideline to develop a happy and thankful attitude.
Keep smiling! Happy people live longer regardless of income, health or marital status
A 30-year-long study found miserable people 14% more likely to die sooner
People who described themselves as ‘not too happy’ were 6% more likely
Researchers at University of North Carolina questioned 30,000 adults
An explanation is that happier people handle stress better and have friends
If you’re looking for reasons to be cheerful, then researchers have found one to top your list – happy people live longer.
A 30-year-long study, which as the first of its kind, found that miserable people of all ages were 14 per cent more likely to have died by the end than those with a sunny disposition.
Regardless of income, health or marital status, people who described themselves as ‘very happy’ at the study’s outset were more likely to outlive those who said they were ‘not too happy’.
The ‘not too happy’ group were also an average of six per cent more likely to have died at any given time than those who said they were merely ‘pretty happy’, the study of 30,000 adults found.
‘Higher incomes, crime-free neighborhoods, and improved public health programs may provide security, safety, and reduced disease, but they do not necessarily engender happiness.
A fulfilled life and happiness does not come from income, health or marital status. We might gather a lot of material possessions and still live a sad and depressing life: “For what does it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and ruins or forfeits (loses) himself? Luke 9:25 AMP“
God our Father wants our lives to succeed here and in with Him in eternity. He give the life worthwhile living, and Jesus set us free to choose life.
This video is a good guideline to focus on thankfulness and develop a happy attitude.