I am also beginning to understand the source for that joy. It doesn't lie in worldly things, in possessions, in the accumulation of "stuff". It doesn't lie in prestige nor accolades nor credit. Rather, joy comes from humility; in taking responsibility for our own situations, in not placing blame, nor giving anyone the control of how we feel. It comes when we recognize that we are not the authority on anything, but that true light and knowledge comes from Christ if we are humble enough to seek after it.
Joy comes from the sacrifice of things that we thought would bring us joy. It comes from feeling the love of our Savior as prayers are answered and comfort is given; in learning that we are stronger than we thought we were.
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