"Pure joy"...In my trials? Father, I need help with this.
I like a quote from Billy Graham--Don't confuse happiness with joy. Happiness come with circumstances, joy wells up deep inside our souls as we learn to trust Christ. Joy doesn't mean we are never sad or that we never cry. But joy is a quiet confidence--a state of inner peace that comes from God. Life's troubles will rob us of happiness--but they can never rob us of God's joy.