Side with one political group, you’ll be happy for a little while.
Gather certain friends around you, they’ll give you comfort for a little while.
Bank on staying young all your life, you’ll be delusional for a few years.
Things change. Disappointments come. The next guy gets his chance to be happy for a little while.
Happiness in this world is like a crazy Bluejay. He flies from one branch to another, blessing the place he stays for a little while. But then he gets hungry for something “other”. The branch where he was, springs back to its original position; empty and waiting for another bird.
But in Jesus, you’ll find the potential to be at peace forever. The winds of change can’t destroy his faithfulness. And those who place their full trust in him are never put to shame or brought to ruin.
It all depends on what you want, doesn’t it. You want all the temporary chaos? Graced by occasional happiness, like icing on a muffin. Or are you looking for something endlessly permanent.
Don’t just, “try Jesus”. Put all your trust in him and you’ll see that what I’m saying is true.
You always have the option to fail and be miserable; you can always go back to living a useless life. You will not always have the option to take the beautiful life he offers so freely.
Think about it.