He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. Psalms 40:3 NIV
When we have joy in the LORD, it shows in our life. Others see us and ask why we are so joyful? We can say because the LORD is our strength and joy. He stands with us during the stormy times of life on this earth. When others see the joy we have, they want to know how to have the same joy.
… for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 NIV
In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 2 Corinthians 8:2 NIV