1 Peter 1:8 (NIV) Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
God is no distant deity but a constant reality, a very present help whenever needs occur. So? So live like it. And laugh like it! [The apostle] Paul did. While he lived he drained every drop of joy out of every day that passed. —Charles R. Swindoll
Elesha Hodge, comp., Today's Best Illustrations – Volumes 1-4, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "JOY".