Many of us remember our divine nature only when life’s blessings smile down on us. But God’s love for His children transcends all trials and trying times. No matter what we are going through, joy is possible for all of us. There are many things in this world that cause us to become discouraged and depressed, but we can make the choice to be happy regardless of our circumstances. Just as Adam and Eve chose to fall “that men might be,” we, too, must choose to live so “that might have joy.” We have the power within us to decide to face our adversities with faith, hope, and optimism. Joy is not an achievement; it’s a journey—and a loving God wouldn’t have commanded us to find it without providing directions.