Paul wrote “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). To give us that directive without teaching how to do it, is like giving someone a treasure box rigged to blow up without giving us a key. But the Holy Spirit did not give us an impossible directive. He said, “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice…The Lord is near.” It is the knowledge that the Lord is intimately involved in my life that allows me to rejoice.
Seek God for the treasures of wisdom, knowledge and joy and he will answer your prayer (Ecclesiastes 2:26; John 15:7-8)