To most of us, it comes in the form of crass materialism. Albeit the high is short lived and much too temporal, materialism affords a semblance of “joy” not even any “God-fearing” person can deny. As a follower of Christ, we are called to be better than this; to deny ourselves, not in an overly ascetic way, but to have restraint in pursuing and prioritizing shallow fillers of the void we try to compensate that only God himself can fill.
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”
Only in God can real joy be experienced.