Remember that children's bible song that goes, "I got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart; down in my heart; down in my heart....to stay"? As Christians, we have so much to be JOYFUL for, but sometimes lose sight of it in the day to day. Or, there are times when we are so burdened by our troubles that we feel it is impossible to be joyful.
Let us never forget the hope of our calling! Let us never forget our glorious inheritance! Let us never forget that Jesus came to give us "life to the full"- not just in Heaven, but also here on earth. "The joy of the Lord is our STRENGTH"! No matter what is happening in our lives, no matter what the circumstances, we have an AWESOME God who loves us beyond anything we can even imagine.