Do you find yourself envisioning and working toward a future set of circumstances that you think will make life much better than it is today? Do you believe that your “today” is really not that great, but you’re working hard all the time to make it better?
I believe if you live/think/believe this way, you are forfeiting your peace/joy… one day at a time. And if you don’t stop thinking this way, you’ll go your whole life without experiencing God-caliber peace and joy. Most people never get there, I think.
This may not make sense to you now. But, keep this idea visible to you. You will one day agree with it, I believe.