Get serious about joy

Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy. Ps. 100:2

Life is pretty serious and the way we respond to our obligations and burdens often become the default emotions with which we walk through life. Somewhere along the the way fear, depression, resignation, and/or anger start to come more naturally than  gladness and joy. These are not our default settings; God intends joy for us.

Lord, help me to recognize all my reasons for joy and help me to live joyfully in spite of all the reasons to respond otherwise.