What is the difference between joy and happiness? I believe you want to know if there is any difference at all between the two. If there is a difference, I am sure you would love to understand the distinct difference between the two.
I read a lot about this topic online on social media and even in books and I also hear people talk about it in casual discussions. Some folks believe there is no difference between joy and happiness while some believe there is a big difference between the two.
I am going to use this simple and short post to help you reach a decision on the difference between joy and happiness.
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Is there a difference between joy and happiness?
The simple answer is: yes there’s a big and very important difference between the two. The difference is so important that If you don’t understand it, it can really go a long way to affect your Christian experience negatively.
How did I reach the conclusion above? I want you to read on.
What is the difference between joy and happiness: The role of money
I will be using the role of money to give you a clear reason why joy and happiness are different. Yes, the role money plays can show us the way. Let’s look at it below.
Money can buy happiness but not joy
Money can buy happiness but money can’t buy Joy. Only God gives joy. Joy is of a higher degree than happiness. The bible says the joy of God is your strength.
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What is the difference between joy and happiness?: Create happiness from joy
It’s better for you to create happiness from joy or the joy of God. Happiness should not be dependent on money because when there’s no money, it means you can’t be happy. When happiness rests on the joy of God, then you can be happy even when you don’t have money.
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Put the role of money under control
Money should not be allowed to control our lives or happenings around our lives – this is dangerous. God should be and the joy of God is our strength.
I believe you can see the clear difference between joy and happiness now. Please let me read from you.