“There is a marvelous medicinal power in joy. Most medicines are distasteful; but this, which is the best of all medicines, is sweet to the taste & comforting to the heart.
One sorrowful spirit brings a kind of plague into the house; one person who is sad seems to stop all the birds from singing wherever he goes.
But the grace of joy is contagious. Holy joy will oil the wheels of your life’s machinery. Holy joy will strengthen you for your daily labor. Holy joy will beautify you and give you an influence over the lives of others.”
“The Lord gives His people continuous joy when they walk in obedience to Him.” - D.L. Moody.
Neh 8:10 (GW): “Don’t be sad because the joy you have in the Lord is your strength.”