“Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace!” Proverbs 3:17
The best thing you can do to find happiness is to stop looking for it. The more we pursue it the faster and further it flees from us. Nobody knew that better than Solomon. He tried everything under the sun in his search for satisfaction, but failed to find it. It was only when he turned to God that he found what he was looking for. The same is true of every person. This is where wisdom leads us. Consider these thoughts from the pen of A.W. Pink:
The Satan-deceived world imagines that godliness is a thing of gloom — rather than of gladness; that it is something which the saints endure — rather than enjoy. On the contrary, holiness is happiness!
It is neither the mirth of the fool, nor the giddy gaiety of the thoughtless — but a “peace which passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7), and a heart-satisfaction not to be found elsewhere! So far from piety robbing us of freedom, it conducts into true liberty — delivering from the bondage of sin. Christ’s yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30).
God has established an inseparable connection between holiness — and happiness; between our pleasing Him — and our enjoyment of His providential smile.
Worldly mirth is at best evanescent — but the delights of holiness are eternal.
Only the One Who made us — can truly content us!