Psalm 16:11 says, "In your presence is fullness of joy..."
In the presence of God you will find joy. Not happiness but joy! Joy is much stronger than happiness. You see happiness is temporary and it only comes when something good happens in your life. This is why when bad things occur people are no longer happy. You see happiness is situational. In other words, if something good happens "You're happy" but if something bad happens "You're unhappy."
Joy is much different. You see joy is not defined by the situations of life. Joy is not based upon a feeling. Joy doesn't come from the world therefore the world can't give it nor can it take it away. Joy comes from the Holy Spirit. This is why joy is a God thing. It's because you can only find joy in the presence of God. The Bible says the joy of the Lord will be your strength. This means you will have a unique ability to whether the storms of life without getting depressed. God's joy is your power to win in every situation you find yourself in. God's joy in your life is an inner peace and knowing that God is for you and because He is for you nothing in this world can be against you. Joy is the sweetness of God's love. When joy is at work within your spirit, you remember the fact that God loves you too much to leave you where you are. So in essence the strength of joy is in it's ability to remind you of how much God is for you and in love with you.
What a Word to know that in His presence I find a joy so strong and amazing that it empowers me to live life from a different place.
Do you have joy today? Receive the joy God has for you by getting in His presence now...
"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." - John 15:11