…Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
(Philippians 4:8 NLT)
True happiness can be found in any situation of life when we recognize that God is at work. As believers, Christ is with us and we know that His return is certain, so we can remain calm when faced with painful and difficult situations.
Peace comes when we focus on the things that provide lasting value to our lives. When we commit to knowing and growing with God through studying His Word and talking with Him regularly through prayer, we are better prepared to help ourselves and others through painful and difficult times.
"No Christian can be a pessimist,
for Christianity is a system of radical optimism."
- William Inge