“When we inject the truth into our every thought, taking a therapeutic broom and sweeping away the lies and misbeliefs which have enslaved us, we find our lives radically changed for the happier better.” *
The book Telling Yourself the Truth explains that happiness is not based on circumstances. It's based on what we tell ourselves: what we think, say and believe when we are going through difficulties.
“I can’t be happy because of this broken relationship.” (a lie)
“I’m sad about this broken relationship, but with God’s help I can find joy and happiness in spite of it.” (the truth)
The Bible says Christians, even when persecuted and grieving, are “Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous –with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions)” Matthew 5: 1-11 (Amplified Bible).
Our happiness is not based on outward conditions but inward knowledge, so we must quit telling ourselves lies!
*Telling Yourself the Truth, William Backus and Marie Chapian, Bethany House Publishers, copyright 1980, forward.