Consider it joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3
Psalm 47:1 - Clap your hands all you nations, clap to God with sounds of joy!
You have enlarged the nations and increased their joy - Isaiah 9:3
Ecclesiastes 9:7 - Go eat your food with gladness and drink your wine with a joyful heart
Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit!
The prospects of the righteous is joy Proverbs 10:28
1 Peter 1:8-9Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Is joy something you can muster up all by yourself? I really don't think so. I really believe that true joy is only found when we are in the presence of God. The Bible says:
You will make known to me the path of life;