There is a difference between Joy and happiness.
There is a difference between depression and sadness.
And it is through Christ I realized these differences.
Joy is constant, happiness is fleeting.
Depression is constant, sadness is fleeting.
You can be sad, but you're not going to be consistently sad over a long period of time. When you are, I think that is when it becomes depression.
The same equation can be applied to joy and happiness. I think you can really happy about something, but eventually it fades away. Happiness seems very short-term. However, Joy, that is consistency. Joy is longterm.
I have some friends that are extremely upset with me. I hate it. I want to fix it. But I'm not allowed to. I am frustrated.