Joy To The World
WDIMWIS, What Does It Mean When It Says?
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.
The bible gateway topical index concludes:
Gladness: see Joy
Spiritual Peace: see Joy
Thankfulness: see Joy
Heart Renewed: see Joy
Happiness: see Joy
Laughter: see Joy
Joy comes in the morning.
About this statement, "The Joy of the Lord is my Strength", Ann Voscamp concludes: "Let something steal your joy - and you let something steal your strength. Her whole post is worth the read, but here are her highlights:
Really — if nothing can separate me from the Love of the Lord — can anything separate me from the Joy of the Lord?
The Joy of the Lord is our strength — and anger leaves everyone weak.
Let something steal your joy — and you let something steal your strength.
Cynicism isn’t strength and ranting doesn’t rejuvenate and frustration can never accomplish what Faith can.