The secret of happiness is to be yielded to Jesus Christ. The happiness he gives is not having everything go as we wish. If we seriously endeavor to yield to Christ, life may become more difficult in the short term. It is no small matter to invite him into your life, to ask him to take control of your life. He will push on areas you prefer he left alone. He will expose idols that are difficult to forsake. The happiness he gives, however, is worth the struggle: his help, God’s favor, seeing and embracing the glorious eternal in the challenging temporal.