This article drives home the fact that Joy is a decision, much like love.  From Counseling One Another……………….

Joy is a settled state of mind and heart produced by the Holy Spirit, resulting in contentment and hope-filled confidence in God’s trustworthy character and good purposes. It’s a settled state, not a passing feeling, of mind and heart; that is, it involves thoughts and affections. Joy is produced by the Spirit, not cranked up…

via Bearing the Fruit of Joy — Counseling One Another

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