It’s a strange thing to try and explain this joy. Mostly because the scripture says itself that this joy is inexpressible.
I think this is important to note because it sets us up to realize just how different Biblical joy really is from other things we might experience. It is inexpressible. We can’t explain it. We can’t compare it. There is nothing like it, so to equate it with something else in life just doesn’t work. We can describe it, but we can never express it. You just know it when you have it.
The knowledge that God has done the unthinkable to bring me back to life, to give me another chance, to give me a million chances after that chance is insane. The knowledge that he works with me every day to be a better person, a better friend, a better spouse, coworker, and neighbor is incredible. Knowing that we’ve been given a promise about how all this is supposed to end and work itself out is just….. Inexpressible. There is nothing in this life like it.
Take some time today to reflect on everything God has done, is doing, and promises to do for you. Let the joy that comes from being called his son and his daughter surround you and move you to know this inexpressible joy.