They say joy is a deeper emotion than happiness because it is a soulful experience, and that, instead of searching for happiness, we should all aspire to experience joy in our lives. Happiness is often a mere response to positive experiences in our lives. Joy is an internal state that brings delight to an individual by a quiet confidence that is built on a faithful relationship. This season is the best way to affirm this faithfulness, so we should all be celebrating it with joy.
The joy of the Lord is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)