We all know that joy is the feeling of great pleasure, happiness, delight, gladness and all those sorts of positive good vibes inside.
Usually, Joy comes as a result of an achievement, success, reward or gift, hobby or even liberty.
The main reason for this article is to answer the question:
When are we really supposed to have Joy?
The first scripture that comes to me when I think of Joy is Isaiah 12:3
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Now this scripture shows us that Joy preceded the outcome of drawing out water.
It may sound a bit ambiguous how to rejoice about something you haven’t received yet!
It’s like one time when I was with a friend and we passed by some accessories shop so she looked at one of the watches and she jokingly said, “I should get you one of those for your birthday. ”
Intentionally I replied with thanks and happiness.
She being surprised why I was happy asked “Why are you even happy before I buy it yet? What if I don’t?” But I, having understood the power of Joy smirked smoothly and waited patiently for my gift.
It was of no coincidence to me that on my birthday, she said that she tried to get me a gift but all she could think of is the watch we saw at the accessory shop and that’s what she got me!
There’s a power in Joy that brings forth fruit.
It’s like in the Bible when they say “weeping may endure for a night, but Joy Cometh in the morning”
When the weeping comes ( it’s even on probability to come due to the use of the word ‘may’) it must be out done by the joy that MUST come in the morning. That doesn’t mean that the sorrow has a standard expiry date or just vanishes the moment the sun rises rather it means that let the joy be the cause of the end of your sorrow.
In other words don’t become joyful when sorrow goes but become joyful for the sorrow to go.
So where do we get this Precedent Joy?
When my friend told me how she was to get me the watch that was enough for me to be glad.
When you’re going to draw water from the well, the fact that you have been told that there’s water in that well that gives you morale to draw from it.
And for the Case of the wells of Salvation the Word of God tells us what’s in them. (Health, Wealth, Success, Increase, Power)
We thank God for His Word because by faith we have the assurance that all these promises are already in the well.(salvation) and since we received this through Jesus Christ as a gift, we rejoice as we draw out from it.
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. -1 John 1:4 KJV
Child of God, as you draw from that well let the water find you with joy.
As you go through that storm let the rainbow find you rejoicing because you knew it must come.
As you pursue that goal let the achievement find you rejoicing as a man who knows who they are.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
-Psalm 37 : 5
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!
-Philippians 4 : 4
By: Nambuuza Anita