HAPPINESS vs. JOY Happiness and joy are two different things. Happiness is based on feelings and joy is purely based on emotion. Happiness is more concern on what is happening around us. Maybe someone is happy because of his promotions, rewards and other worldly recognitions. It is more on external affairs. However, joy is purely emotional condition that would last longer. We can be joyful while under painful situations, knowing that God is in control. “When anxiety is great within me, your consolation brought me joy”(Psalm 94:19). It based on deep, spiritual aspects. Joy is the result of trusting God despite of the tests. It comes from the heart of every human being who trusted God in whatever circumstances that life has to offer. It is the product of our strong devotions to God. And we can still rejoice even in stormy days. “Consider it pure joy my brothers and
This is Estela Canama’s website. She is a freelance poet, writer and blogger from the Philippines. Her work has appeared in websites including Poetry soup and Family Friend Poems. . .