My very special guest writer today is Chad Young.


He’s a 14-year Cru (formerly Campus Crusades for Christ) staff member residing in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife Elizabeth and their children, Wyatt, Clark, Evelyn, and Josilynn. He’s also the author of Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World.  His latest release is Wrestling with Faith, Love and Gators.


“Two Keys to Happiness” by Chad Young

What if someone told you that if you do two simple things today, you will be a happier person? Recently I read the first part of the book of Philippians, and I found two keys to happiness that we can apply to our lives today:

1) Be Thankful – The first thing Paul did was to thank God. He thanked God for the people in his life, the people he loved. He counted his blessings and thanked God for them in his prayers. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” (Phil. 1:3-5, ESV)

2) Rest in God’s Sovereignty – Secondly, Paul acknowledged that God is in control. He’s at work in people’s lives. He never gives up on us, and this gives me hope because I know it means he will work out everything for my good. He will even use my trials and tragedies for my long-term benefit. “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6, ESV)


Great advice! I agree with you, Chad! I’ve seen that in my own life as I struggle with the aftereffects of my brain tumors.



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