The real secret to joy

Many of us have sought joy in the wrong places for too long and wonder why it is so elusive. I bet most of us have failed at it too. Every day, we see adverts telling us that a particular product or service would make us happy. Too many times, we have been disappointed and come to realise that no product or service can bring any form of lasting joy.

Joy is a far deeper emotion than feelings of excitement and euphoria. I have found joy not from the things I’ve done or from what I own. Joy for me has come from an understanding of the Word of God and continuously dwelling in God’s presence.

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. Proverbs 3:13

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

Joy comes from being in God and understanding that He loves us despite all our shortcomings and accepts us just as we are. Nothing and no one loves us that way. That knowledge is the reason for my joy every day. It should be yours too!