It has been said that Joy is one of the most wonderful things you can have, it ranks right up there with the other two; Love and Peace. That is why you often hear all of these said together Love Peace and Joy. Jesus said that; "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." (John 15:11)
Joy is something that has to be down inside of you regardless of whatever situation you find yourself in. We must remember that it is not based on feelings. Joy is one of the main things that God has given us and reminded us not to allow circumstances to take it away from us. It has been said that in order to have Happiness then we must have something happening in order for us to feel happy, again that would be based on feelings and emotions which can be taken away from us. However; Joy cannot be taken away from us.
Jesus said that; "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." (John 15:11)
Earlier I mentioned that Love, Peace, and Joy go hand in hand, we hardly see them mentioned outside of one another, I wonder why. Could it be that if we remain in love then it will bring us peace which will lead us into joy? Christ has loved us so that He gave us Himself for us. "1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrew 12:1-2)
Could it be that if we remain in love then it will bring us peace which will lead us into joy?
If I may bring this scripture a little closer to our thought process. Weight drags us down it affects peace and our emotions which can bring us into depression or allow us to forget the Joy that God has given us. It brings us into sin which leads us into condemnation, for God has not condemned us but has set us free through His Son Jesus Christ. "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Romans 8:1) Finally Jesus loved so much that He knew He would be ostracized, beaten, and crucified because of love. Yet the Bible says He counted it as Joy to go through this so we can be saved.
It's the same Joy He gave us that was inside of Him; He never allowed circumstances or anyone to take it away from Him not even the cross. We have to remember Joy cannot be taken from us it is our inheritance.