2 Cor.6:10— As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing all things. With Christ we can have joy even in sorrow and midst of trouble.
James 1:2; 1 Peter 1:6,7—- joy even in our trials and tribulations.
Matt.5:11,12; Luke 6:22,23; Hebrews 10:34— joy even when being persecuted knowing we have a home in Heaven where there will no persecution, pain or sorrow just joy in the presence of our Lord.
Eph.5:19; James 5:13— Our joy will cause us to sing songs of praise and thanksgiving to our Lord! O,come all ye joyful and sing unto the Lord!
We are like those who dream. Our mouths are filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. It is said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Yes, the LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:2-3