Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalms 100:1-5 ESV)
Sometimes it is hard to be joyful.
Sometimes all we want to do is make a noise that is not joyful.
But the psalmist tells us to make a joyful noise and to serve the Lord with gladness!
We can do this because His steadfast love endures forever! Not because we always feel like it or are in the mood to. We can be joyful in the Lords because of all He has done for us.
That is why, even in fear and darkness, in pain, and sorrow, we can make a joyful noise and serve Him with gladness.
He will always walk with you through every valley and joy and that is why we can come to Him in joy!