Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8).
Being happy and full of joy is a personal decision and choice that you have to make. Demons attach themselves to people to make them restless, confused, sad, and depressed. Once the devil can knock the joy out of someone, he has that one in a corner. The Bible says, “…the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). That joy is in your spirit; stir it up all the time.
One of the ways to fan the embers of joy in your spirit is fellowship with the Holy Spirit; Romans 14:17 says, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost”. Being born again, you’re born into Christ; the environment of the Spirit, where there’s glory, life, righteousness, peace, and joy. Those who function outside that environment are the ones who face disappointments, frustrations, discomfort, depression, and insurmountable challenges in life! They’re easily agitated, bitter, angry, and frustrated because nothing seems to be working out in their lives. Frustrated people frustrate others; unhappy people make others unhappy; hurting people hurt others.
However, once you come into this alignment with God, synchronized with His will and purpose for your life through the Holy Spirit, your joy will overflow. People would wonder how you’re able to remain joyful and on top, in the midst of challenges.
In John 15:11, Jesus said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full”. The Lord’s desire is for His joy to be in you twenty-four hours a day, irrespective of the circumstances you face. He’s given you joy that isn’t dependent on the happenings around you; joy that flows from your spirit – joy unspeakable and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8).
Refuse to wear a sad look as though the weight of the whole world is on your shoulders. Jesus has taken your sorrows and He’s brought you into His joy, abundance and peace. Philippians 4:4 says, ” Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice”. This isn’t a suggestion, but an instruction from the Lord! Make it a point of duty to always give thanks and be glad in everything, and at all times. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 says: “Rejoice evermore”. Glory to God forever. Halleluiah!