There are many walking around in life with very little joy. You can be poor and miserable and paradoxically, you can also be rich and miserable. How can you have a joyful life?
There are many things that can make you happy. For example, a good job can make you happy; an admission into the university can make you happy. When someone you love gazes into your eyes and says, “I love you and I want to marry you,” it can make you very happy. But what about when all these nice things are not happening to you, and you are experiencing the exact opposite; troubles. How can you be happy?
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
The word of God is an intangible and invisible source of joy. When we allow God to speak to us daily through His Word and the Holy Spirit, His joy will remain in us and our joy will be full. This kind of joy is called “The joy of the Lord.”
Make sure you read your bible every day!