Our heart rejoices in Him,
because we trust in His holy name.
Joy is the sign of obedience
and the overflow of faith.
You may not always feel like rejoicing,
but joy does come sooner
if you place your faith
in God and His holy Word.
If you trust God even when you are sad,
I believe you will begin to rejoice in Him after a while.
Doubt breeds worry, and so does stress.
Confidence creates joy.
If you trust in God, trust what He has said in His Word
about your particular situation,
whether you feel like it or not,
trusting will eventually bring you joy.
Of course this goes without saying that you need
to find a promise in the Bible that pertains to your situation. Pray that promise back to God.
"Father, thank you that your Word says:
Your anger is but for a moment,
Your favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may last for the night,
but a shout of joy
comes in the morning"
"The hope of the righteous
shall be gladness"
"Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling,
and to present you faultless before
the presence of His glory
"You have made known to me
the ways of life;
you shall make me full of joy
with your countenance."
"God giveth to a man that is good in his sight
wisdom, and knowledge, and joy:
but to the sinner he giveth travail,
to gather and to heap up,
that he may give to him that is good before God."
"My lips shall greatly rejoice
when I sing unto thee;
and my soul, which thou hast redeemed."
"Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them;
let them also that love thy name
be joyful in thee."
( Psalm 5:11)