When it comes to joy, there will be times when you are filled with joy and hope and then there will be times when you’re not. It's pretty much a guarantee in life that we'll experience both ends of the "joy spectrum".
As you crack open God’s Word we see that He says a lot about Joy!
In fact, depending on the specific translation, it refers to the words Joy or Rejoice (where we get our word for Joy) over 300 different times!
God’s Word teaches us a lot about joy in part because He created us to live in a joyful relationship with Him and He wants us to experience the true joy that is found in Him!
You may be asking, What's the difference between Joy and Happiness?
Let's take a brief look at the difference as well as some of the things that can increase or decrease joy.