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    Christian Discussion - No Debate - Thread: (No Debate) Does God want you to be happy?

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      Joy...a paradox...in the midst of grief.
      Here's a song that was played at my nieces funeral. It is the best version of "The joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart" that you'll ever hear.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
      Joy...a paradox...in the midst of grief.
      Here's a song that was played at my nieces funeral. It is the best version of "The joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart" that you'll ever hear.
      That's a nice rendition. It's very somber and I don't know that I would put it on my iPod to listen to it more than once. But it makes you stop and think. We aren't happy all the time as Christians. We do suffer. We do experience sorrow. The joy of Christ is what we have in our soul because of his forgiveness and salvation but we aren't always feeling so happy about it.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      That's a nice rendition. It's very somber and I don't know that I would put it on my iPod to listen to it more than once. But it makes you stop and think. We aren't happy all the time as Christians. We do suffer. We do experience sorrow. The joy of Christ is what we have in our soul because of his forgiveness and salvation but we aren't always feeling so happy about it.
      Indeed. But the song "Joy" leads in to...It is well...
      When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
      When sorrows like sea billows roll
      Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
      It is well, it is well, with my soul
      It is well
      With my soul
      It is well, it is well with my soul
      Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
      Let this blest assurance control,
      That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
      And hath shed His own blood for my soul
      It is well (it is well)
      With my soul (with my soul)
      It is well, it is well with my soul
      My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
      My sin, not in part but the whole,
      Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
      Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, o my soul
      It is well (it is well)
      With my soul (with my soul)
      It is well, it is well with my soul

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