"Restore to me the joy of your salvation."
So I shouldn't have been surprised by the local news story about a new sort of Christmas thief: he and his accomplices follow UPS trucks and steal the packages left on front porches.
Has it been like that for you? Has someone followed the delivery truck intended for you and stolen what was supposed to bring you joy?
Don't stand for it. Don't let it happen. Don't allow your gifts to be plundered. Fight for your joy. It's too precious to waste. Ask God for the strength you need for this battle. It's one that I don't want to lose.
I will chase the thief; I will take back what's been stolen, and I will enjoy all that God has for me.