How can we have joy in our lives? We often think that joy and happiness come from material things — "If I just get this, I will be happy." Other times we think that a new job, or a relationship, will bring us joy and happiness.
New possessions, jobs, and money can bring happiness, but that happiness is temporary. And what do we do when we don't have enough money, or our health is bad, or we have other challenges? If our happiness comes from external things, then it can be very fragile and temporary.
The Bible says the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. So true joy comes from the Holy Spirit!
If you ask Jesus Christ into your life and ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit, you can experience joy everlasting. God's life will spring up in you like an everlasting well of water. You can ask God for His joy even in the midst of terrible or trying circumstances. Some day as Christians we will be in heaven with God when He will wipe away every tear. For now, on this earth, we may experience suffering, but even in tough times, God can give you joy in your heart when you ask Him to fill your life with His Holy Spirit.