Also, no one will continually make you happy. That's an impossible task to give someone. We will also never be able to make ourselves happy, so are we to abandon ourselves? The problem with hapiness is that it is an emotion and like all emotions, it is fleeting. As quickly as anger can come and go, so can happiness. We cannot base our lives on something fleeting.
The good news is that we are not doomed to live miserable lives. Jesus wants us to have something much better than happiness. He wants us to have joy and peace. Joy can exist in the midst of chaos and turmoil where happiness cannot. Joy is not fleeting. Joy is eternal because it is rooted in Christ. Happiness is me-centered where joy is kingdom-centered.
Just look at a few of these verses and you will notice a common theme. Joy is not centered around things that really make sense in this world. James tell us to count it pure joy whenever we face trials. That doesn't make sense outside of the light of Christ. You'll also notice in these verses that joy is never centered around self.
Coming to the realization that happiness isn't the goal of our lives may be a tough pill to swallow for some. However, when you start pursuing Christ, and therefore joy, you will find freedom. That is a 100% money back guarantee. I feel like a broken record but, nothing else matters when Christ is the ruler of our lives. I think I have to say that so much in these posts because I probably need that message more than you do.
Remember, happiness is fleeting. Joy is forever.