Re: Joy and Peace
Peace: An inward undisturbedness and calmness that is completely independent of what is happening around me and the circumstances in my life currently. It's an absence of troubledness, a cessation of anxiety or worry or fear or any of these things. It's not a non-feeling either. Just that sense of calm that comes and envelops from within where you know all is well because God is in control and has you right there in palm of His great hand.
Joy: An inward sense of wanting to praise and thank and jubilate at the thought of who God is and what all He has done. Which is again completely independent of what is happening around me or the circumstances in my life currently.
In contrast, happiness is usually dependent on life going just right and things going my way and goals being achieved and desires being granted or being made reality.
Happiness comes and goes.
Joy comes and stays.
Even so, come Lord Jesus!