But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy

“Don’t mourn or weep on such a day as this!”… For the people had all been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” Nehemiah 8:9-10 NLT

The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing…Proverbs 10:28 HCSB

God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach… It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right…and completes it with joy. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ…you’ll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you.

Romans 14:17-18 MSG

We are thankful for our merciful Father who promises us that Joy will come…Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Europe.

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning…Psalm 30:5 NLT