If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion 2. then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
There’s a difference between happiness and joy. Joy is not an emotion. It’s a contentment, a confidence…a certainty. That all is well despite our mood, circumstances or emotion. It is lasting and true and it comes from Christ.