God wants you to be happy! If you think that sounds shallow or like a platitude, you are misinformed. These seven verses actually put your happiness at the forefront of why Proverbs was written. God wants you to find wisdom and live a happy life by his word.
Healing Trust (Proverbs 3:5-8)
Trust in Christ with your whole heart! He is offering you refreshment and healing: he is offering you his very life. There is no wave of darkness, scheme of the enemy, plot of man, or sin that can overcome the boundary of his grace in your life. Come live in healing trust.
Delivered from Evil – Part 1 (Proverbs 2:9-15)
What evil people do is flip the script on what is right, just, and fair. They twist the truth in a knot in an attempt to justify evil and condemn righteousness. Then, they try to pull you into that same way of evil with them. God's wisdom, in contrast, gives you a proper understanding of goodness, righteousness, justice, and equity, and wise people will try to pull into the way of life.
The Gift Is the Guardian (Proverbs 2:6-8)
God is the source of all life. Therefore, when you walk in his ways, that very obedience to his word becomes a shield around you, guarding you against the forces of death, sin, and evil. When God gives you wisdom, when he opens your heart to understand him and his word, inherent to that knowledge is the protection of your soul.
How Long Will You Ignore God? (Proverbs 1:20-23)
You are as wise as you want to be.
How to Ambush Yourself (Proverbs 1:10-19)
Greed is deceptive. The greedy person will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. Many people will try to sell you on this idea: they will entice you to follow your selfish dreams. Yet, the person who ultimately suffers from greed is the greedy person.