"Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you."
We should feel this joy all the time because we have accepted Jesus as our Lord. Our focus should be on heaven and what God has for us and our stay on earth should be one of thankfulness to God daily. When we open The Word and pray the Holy Spirit in us fills us with joy and that joy cannot be taken away.
When we are running on empty and feel tired, thank God and remember what Jesus has done for us. Then at that time the Holy Spirit will shine in us and fill us with joy. Look at what it says in Luke chapter 1 verses 43-45 Elizabeth is talking to her relative Mary the mother of Jesus our Lord. “Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said.” The baby, John the Baptist, jumped for joy with the sound of Mary's voice because of the Holy Spirit. Verse 41 says, “At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” We are filled with the Holy Spirit and should be full of joy because of that.
Turn to Jesus daily and understand the peace, that only can come from Him, can give us the rest we need and let the Spirit lead our lives and keep our joy flowing. Look at John chapter 14 verse 28 and let it always remind you what we have in Christ. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” Only truly knowing Him will give us peace of mind and heart and true joy will come when we understand who we have living in us. I want to finish this writing where I started it so read it again and pray. Psalms 51:12 "Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you." Amen