In a piece for The Gospel Coalition, Ryan Hoselton compares the artist Pharrell and Augustine’s views on happiness. “The truth is that viewing happiness as all about having high levels and unceasing positivity will lead to misery. Hard things in life will inevitably bring you down, and you’ll need more than carefree feelings and happy dance moves to carry you through those times. Our happiness is as stable as the finite and fickle things that we devote our love and desires to.”
Feelings of happiness can be fleeting, but if we anchor our joy in Christ’s finished work for us, we will never run out.