Choose it. Joy that is, and ask God to reveal it in the mundane, in the challenges, in the minute. It's a challenge to always find your hope and JOY in Him, but God's word tells us thats where the REAL stuff is found. I trust God, I trust His word, SO I will choose to seek my JOY in Him, not in this world, not in the trials, not in the things that aren't always going to be there.
On a particularly hard day in a hard week, I awoke, and spoke out loud, "Today I will choose JOY, and I ask you God to help me." And you know what He did. Now, I wonder why I don't do this EVERYDAY. But luckily each day is new, and I can start NOW:-)
The thing that made this even better, I had a chance to speak to a dear friend who had the same experience THE SAME WEEK.
Yep, our God is GOOD!