Joy is Permanent, Eternal
For the child of God* Jesus Christ is our joy. Christ, our joy, is in us, and we in Him. Joy is eternal.
These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. (John 15:11)
And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 13:52)
I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. (John 16:22)
Joy is an Action
We are commanded to rejoice always.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)
Joy is a Fruit
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience kindness goodness, faithfulness, gentleness self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
As we grow in the Lord, our joy increases.
For example: Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. (John 16:24)
Stay tuned for an upcoming blog: How to Always Rejoice.
Joy is Coming
Joy is coming.
His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night but a shout of joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
No matter how dark the night, no matter how long it lasts, no matter how you are affected, for the child of God*, joy is coming.
To rejoice, Set Your Heart on Jesus Christ
Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
*If you have repented and put your belief/trust in Jesus christ, you are a child of God.