The plain truth is, that without Christ there is no happiness in this world! He alone can give the Comforter who abides forever.
He is the sun — without Him, men never feel warm.
He is the light — without Him, men are always in the dark.
He is the bread — without Him, men are always starving.
He is the living water — without Him, people are always thirsty.
Give them what you like — place them where you please — surround them with all the comforts you can imagine — it makes no difference. Separate from Christ, the Prince of Peace — a man cannot be happy.
~ J.C. Ryle