Does God desire our happiness?

Does God desire our happiness? Yes, but not in the way we might think. I remember a sermon that I heard many years ago by Voddie Baucham. He asked (paraphrased), “What if you have to wait many years for God’s purpose to be revealed in your life?” (I think he said 22 years.) “Are you willing to wait that long? Can you trust Him in the waiting?” In other words, does God care? Is there a purpose? Too many have this mistaken view that, when we become a Christian, our life gets easier. Nothing could be further from the truth. …