He does not want us to fear and we are to be joyful (his children that is), but you will find no place in scripture that instructs us that He wants us to be happy. Christ suffered and so will we. The servant is not greater than his master.
You go right on ahead and suffer all you want. I’m going to enjoy my life and try to be a good Christian without trying to be miserable.
Yours is one of the few sensible - and scriptural - comments I’ve come across on this subject. It is to be hoped that many, many are thinking what you have said.
>>...but you will find no place in scripture that instructs us that He wants us to be happy.<<
Beat me to it. Thanks for calling it out.
Rejoice and BE GLAD.... happy is a temporary state...no one is or can be happy all the time, but “joy” is that underlying happiness of the heart. To say God doesn’t want us “happy” is a grave misrepresentation of Him.
An omnipotent father who doesn't want his children to be happy is pretty sick in human terms. But I suppose that might be scriptural.