Joy is a commodity we cannot live without because joy is our strength.
Joy is found in the presence of the Lord. Therefore, strength comes from being in the presence of God.
11Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.1 Chronicles 16:1`1
31But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.Isaiah 40:31
3You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!Isaiah 26:3
In the presence of the Lord, there is strength. Strength we cannot live without. Find yourself in the presence of the Lord trusting him, seek him continually. Fix your thoughts on him and watch joy rise and peace be your companion.