Pathways that seem to be marked This Way To Happiness are all over the landscape of our culture. Some people travel the money path. Others follow the way of entertainment. Still others head down the route of power or self-gratification.

The problem with those roads is that they are all dead ends and lead to frustration. The only way to happiness is the course God has clearly outlined in His Word.

God’s route to joy is found in Psalm 34. In just 14 verses, David charts a course that, when followed, leads to all the advantages we need in this world—advantages that can be ours no matter if we are rich or poor, healthy or sick, famous or unknown. The way to happiness is marked by these signs:

  • Praising God: “My soul shall make its boast in the Lord” (v.2).
  • Seeking God: “I sought the Lord, and He heard me” (v.4).
  • Fearing God: “Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!” (v.9).
  • Living for God: “Depart from evil and do good” (v.14).

Happiness comes from going God’s way. Traveling other paths will take you on a long journey to nowhere.