Joy is a choice. It’s more than an attitude or an emotion, even though you feel it deep inside the same way you feel love or despair, it can actually become part of who you are.
People who are full of joy are unmistakable because even when they are angry or sad, they’re still happy. I know it’s a paradox, but it’s the presence and work of the Holy Spirit that makes it possible… and it IS possible because God’s presence and our salvation is always something to rejoice about.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” James 1:2 NLT