And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought Him with all their soul; and He was found by them, and the LORD gave them rest all around. ( 2 Chronicles 15:15 NKJV)
Why do some Christians leave the Church and abandon their ministry God entrusted them? It is because they are not happy with the Lord! Are you happy in serving God? Apostle Paul encourages us to “rejoice in the Lord always.” We should always be continuously happy in serving the Lord. Why should we be happy in the Lord? First, we are secured in Him. He loves us greatly and His love abides in us in all situations in life. Secondly, the Almighty God saved us. He saved us from eternal death and delivered us from the bondage of sin, that of Satan. He still saves us and is a ready help in our times of troubles. Third, we have a full knowledge of Him, our God and Father, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. He revealed Himself to us and we were able to see His magnificent glory. The beauty of His holiness is something to be grateful and joyful about. Fourth, we are happy because of His promises in this life and the heavenly life. You can add more to this list why we should always be happy with the Lord. How can one be always happy in the Lord? Let us seek God with all our heart and soul. If we seek Him, He will favor us with His presence. He will be with us. The peace of the Lord will be with us and we shall be truly, genuinely happy. Peace can only be found in the Lord. He is the God of peace. Seek and serve Him wholeheartedly and you will have peace, happiness, and security. If your source of peace is not God, that source will surely dry-up. Our God does not change. He is the true source of joy, happiness, and peace. So, do not worry, be happy. I say, rejoice in the Lord always!