When I went to sleep last night, I was not happy. I let someone upset me and it frustrated me that I couldn’t change them or the situation. However, when I went to sleep last night, I did have joy. There is a difference. See, although I allowed someone to bother me emotionally, I was fine spiritually because that person (and not any other person) has my joy.
Merriam-Webster’s 3rd Definition of joy isa source or cause of delight. If you look at joy from this perspective, this means that whenever someone can take away your joy, they are essentially the source of it. So, who has your joy? If it is possessed by anyone other than God, you’re in trouble.
I remember when I used to get into huge arguments with a certain person. I would be so upset afterwards that I would shut down for days at…
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