Rejoice in the Lord always… Rejoice!
Lord loves us to be happy always. As we are, so will be our surroundings too. When we are happy, our surroundings will also be happy. Moreover, our body will maintain its good health. That’s why Lord gives importance to joy next to love in fruits of spirit.
This verse has been translated as Joy instead of Happy. Since, happiness is temporary and we experience it when something happens unexpectedly or sometimes as expected in the world. But joy is the spiritual experience when we are connected to Lord. Joy is the inward peace that lasts longer. This can be only given by Lord to those who follows and does His will. That’s why Lord wants us to be joyful always.
Are you grieving for some reason? Lord doesn’t want us to be grieving. He says, “Your grief will turn to joy.” (John 16:20). When we believe in Him, hear Him and do what pleases Him, he is ready to remove all the grieves from us and fill us all with his everlasting Joy. Let’s declare these verses positively and enjoy the spiritual Joy.