“A merry heart does good, like medicine…” Proverbs 17:22. A cheerful heart is vital in life. A happy heart affects our spirit and our physical health.  But there is a deeper, abiding joy for those who trust the Lord that is based on much more than frivolity and circumstances. Our joy is based on God’s salvation.  He has provided forgiveness of sin and a restored relationship with Himself through His Son Jesus.  That gives us a deep joy which circumstances cannot shake.  May you experience the joy of knowing Jesus Christ today!  Joy comes from the Lord who lives in us, not from what’s happening around us.