I truly believe He does! But not for the reasons that, most recently, Mrs. Osteen has said.
God has several things to say on what brings about happiness in His people. Let's look at just a few of them:
God says we will be happy when we have many children!
"As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them." Psalm 127:5
He says we will be happy when we are wise and when we understand:
"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man
that getteth understanding." Proverbs 3:13
We will be happy when we trust in the Lord!
"He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good:
and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."
We will be happy if we DO what He tells us to do in His word:
We will be happy when we do not allow ourselves to do something without faith:
"Has thou faith? Have it to thyself before God.
Happy is he that condemneth not himself
in that thing which he alloweth."
We are happy when we suffer for the sake of righteousness:
"But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye."
1 Peter 3:14
Mrs. Osteen suggests that what we do, we do for ourselves, and not for God. But His Word tells us that all that we do, we do for the glory of God!
He wants us to be happy in the ways that give Him the most glory!