Central church of Christ 

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 

Sunday Bible Study, 9am.    Sunday Worship, 10am & 5 pm.    Wednesday Bible Study, 7pm.

Dealing With Issues: Unhappiness.

A sense of despondency or sadness, often linked with disappointment or loss. Scripture documents human unhappiness in response to a number of situations, while recalling God’s unhappiness over the folly and rebelliousness of sinful humanity.


Unhappiness as the result of adverse circumstances 

Ps 90:10; Mt 26:21-22 pp Mk 14:19 See also Ge 26:34-35; 40:6-7; 42:24; 1Sa 1:8,15; Ne 1:4; 2:1-3 Artaxerxes queries Nehemiah’s sadness; Job 17:7; 30:25; Ps 10:1; 13:2; 31:9; Pr 17:21,25; Isa 19:8-10; Jer 45:3



Unhappiness caused by loss 

2Sa 19:1; Jn 16:5-6 Jesus Christ had just foretold his departure. See also Ge 38:12; 42:38; 48:7; 2Sa 1:26; 14:2; Joel 1:8; Mt 17:23; Lk 22:45; 24:17; Jn 20:11 Mary weeps at Jesus Christ’s tomb; Ac 20:38; Php 2:27; 1Th 4:13.



Unhappiness over failure and sin 

Eze 9:4; 1Co 5:1-2 See also Nu 14:26-39; La 1:4-5;  Lk 22:54-62; 2Co 2:2-5; 7:8-11.



Unhappiness caused by a person’s own selfishness 

1Ti 6:10 See also 1Ki 21:4; Est 6:12; Pr 23:29-30; Mt 19:22; Mk 10:22; Lk 18:23.



Jesus Christ knew unhappiness 

Jn 11:35 See also Mt 26:38; Mk 14:34; Jn 11:33; 12:27; 13:21.



God also grieves 

Ge 6:6-7 Prior to the flood; Eph 4:30 See also 1Sa 15:11,35; 2Sa 24:16; Ps 78:40; Isa 63:10; Jer 42:10.



Happiness found in God:

 

1) In God’s presence  Ps 16:11 See also Ps 21:6.


2) In God’s word  Ps 119:35 See also Isa 55:2; Jer 15:16; Mk 12:37; Ro 7:22.


3) In God’s actions  Ex 18:9; 1Sa 2:1; 19:5; 1Ki 8:66; Est 8:16; 111:2; Isa 61:10; Ac 11:23; Ac 13:48.




Jesus Christ’s recipe for happiness 

Mt 5:3-10; Lk 6:20-22.




Happiness for those who trust in God 

Ps 84:12 See also Ps 2:12; 34:8; 40:4; 146:5; Pr 16:20; Jer 17:7; Lk 1:45; Jn 20:29; Gal 3:9.



Happiness for those who obey God 

Ps 89:15 See also Ps 1:1-2; 112:1; 128:1; Pr 28:14; 29:18; Isa 56:1-2; Lk 11:27-28.



Happiness for those who are forgiven 

Ps 32:1-2 See also Ro 4:7-8; Rev 22:14.



Happiness for those who suffer persecution 

1Pe 3:14-15 See also Mt 5:11-12; 1Pe 4:14.



Happiness for those who persevere 

Mt 11:6 See also Jas 1:12; 5:11; Rev 16:15.