A lady told me, "I don't know what Heaven will be like, and I don't think much about it, because I'm enjoying Heaven right now." Her comment had nothing to do with her natural circumstances. Her husband left her, her one son seldom calls unless he's in trouble, and she must depend on Jesus for her money from day to day.
What is her secret? She has discovered the joys of living in Christ. Like Paul, she can say, "In all our troubles my joy knows no bounds" (2 Corinthians 7:4). When others would normally be sad, she rejoices with Paul, "through Christ our comfort overflows" (2 Corinthians 1:5). Living in Christ, she has His joy.
Thank You, dear Jesus, that human sorrow can be overcome by joy in the Holy Spirit.
"The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10).