I am studying joy right now. Wallowing in guilt makes everything about me. Repenting allows me to turn from sin and make everything about GOD as I joyfully accept His grace!
And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
(Nehemiah 8:9-10 ESV)