The Holy Spirit shared this with me in a season of grieving, His wisdom brought great comfort and yes, joy.
My beautiful child, you are learning to trust Me, to see Me in all things.
Joy is not dependent on external circumstances. It is an inner sense of My love.
You can feel joy in the midst of trials, grief, alone or with others. The joy of Me, your Lord, is your strength.
Thanksgiving, praise, and worship are the path to that joy. Mine is the only joy that is eternal and changeless. Bathe in it, bask in it and then love yourself the way I love you.
You are my beloved with whom I Am well pleased.