My wife and I love eating out for breakfast. It’s a bad habit that shows up on our waistlines. In one favorite restaurant, I see a sign about coffee and happiness. I love coffee, but it doesn’t give me lasting happiness. Not even pretty close. Buying a cup of java and drinking it helps to wake me up. Sure. Be more alert. Yep. There is even medical research which says drinking coffee helps the body’s defense against cancer.
Wow! I want more coffee! All this may be true, but only Jesus can give me happiness that lasts. In the Bible true happiness that lasts is called joy.
John 16:24 “You have never asked for anything in this way before. But ask in my name, and you will receive. And you will have the fullest joy possible.” (ERV)
So, in Jesus we can have joy and he also promises of never giving us a burden too heavy for us to carry.
Matthew 11:28 ”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (NET)
Coffee can do a lot of things for you. But we can only find true happiness that is joy through faith in Jesus Christ.