New King James Version (NKJV)
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.
I have learned over the years that happiness and joy are NOT the same thing. When things are not going my way, or Im having a challenging season of my life, I may not always be happy, but I have continual joy.
As mentioned above in the 28th Book of Psalms, as Christians, our joy comes from a higher Source. Our strength comes from a God who is greater and bigger than any of our problems.
The bible tells us, in Psalms 121, to look to the Hills for our help, because our help comes from the Lord. I know that for everything I need, I can go to God in prayer. The word says in Matthew 21:18-22 that if we ask in faith, BELIEVING, we will receive.
Be abundantly blessed and filled with JOY,