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Shouldn't the Saved
be Continually Happy?

Up-Dated - Friday, April 04, 2014 

Table of Contents
* Unhappy Saved
* Unhappy Service
* Jesus experienced Unhappiness
* Pain can leave us Unhappy
* Do not depend on Feelings

If I am really saved, shouldn't I be continually happy?

The answer is No!  Everyone wishes this were possible, but it is not.


Unhappy Saved
Paul commanded the saved folks in the early church to warn the other saved members who were not happy.

1 Thes 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.


Unhappy Service
Notice also that this type of warning, does not make the warners happy either.  There are unpleasant jobs that must be completed.


Jesus experienced Unhappiness
Jesus had every reason to be continually happy, yet when He saw Mary's and Martha's sorrow over the loss of their brother Lazarus, He too, wept.  Everyone who has Jesus for their Saviour is going to feel the emotions of others.  Empathize with them.

John 11:33  When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, {was troubled: Gr. he troubled himself}
John 11:34  And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
John 11:35  Jesus wept.


Pain can leave us Unhappy
Until we reach the gates of pearl, we will experience physical and emotional pain, leaving us less than happy.  It is possible during these troublesome times to flee to the Lord for help and even deliverance.  He will always answer your prayers, but it may be after a short or extended experience of pain or sorrow. 


Do not depend on Feelings
During these times the World or your Flesh or the Devil, may come to you to tell you that you have lost your salvation, or you never got it to start with.  That since you don't feel saved, it is proof that you are not.

If you got the changed heart when you called on Jesus to save you, then you have the proof it happened. 

Since the entire Bible is a promise specifically to you, then you should rest on those promises of Eternal Life, etc.


G. Steven Andres
Psalms 45:17
Missionary Evangelist
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