Sheryl Crow wrote a song that asked the simple question “if it makes you happy, then why are you so sad?”.
That’s an incredibly profound question for someone who is firing on all cylinders, enjoying success, and is still unfulfilled and miserable. It’s a legitimate question for someone who has tried to live their “authentic” self and is still miserable. It’s a reasonable question for someone who has gone YOLO and ended up SOLO.
C.S. Lewis once said, “Joy is not a substitute for sex; sex is very often a substitute for Joy. I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for Joy.”
The promise of America was the pursuit of happiness, but the Bible goes even further promising actual happiness. And if you know that already, you have to ask yourself, why am I so sad?
The pursuit of happiness.
That’s what I’m going to be talking about the next few weeks. Hope you can join us.
9am & 10:30am.
See you then,
-Pastor Darren Tyler