If you have difficulty cultivating joy, this article will surely help you. God wants nothing more than our joy, our delight in His every way. Please read 7 Ways to Cultivate Joy, by Chuck Swindoll, at Bible Study Tools.
"Want more joy in your day? Cultivate it! Joy springs from viewing the day's events from eternity's perspective. With this intentional focus, you're sure to see today differently — with more joy and conviction that God is at work in your life."
"Remember, joy springs from viewing the day's events from eternity's perspective. Trust that God controls your life's details (Romans 8:28), that He hears your every request (Psalms 116:1), and that His joy will be your strength (Nehemiah 8:10)."
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications.
Then he said to them, "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."