What Does Jesus Say About Joy

What Does the Bible Say About Joy?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you continue to believe, so that you may abound in hope as the power of the Holy Spirit works in you.

Romans 12:12ESV / 1,770 helpful votes

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in your tribulations, and be consistent in your prayer life.

Philippians 4:4ESV / 1,593 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord at all times; I will say it again: Rejoice.

James 1:2ESV / 1,425 helpful votes

When you face challenges of many types, my brothers, remember to rejoice in the moment.

Galatians 5:22ESV / 1,317 helpful votes

The fruit of the Spirit, on the other hand, is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness.

Psalm 16:11ESV / 1,310 helpful votes

You reveal to me the way of life; in your presence is a plethora of happiness; at your right hand are delights that will last forever.

John 16:24ESV / 1,299 helpful votes

You haven’t asked any questions in my name up to this point. You may ask, and you will get, so that your delight will be complete.

Proverbs 17:22ESV / 1,249 helpful votes

Having a glad heart is wonderful medicine, but having a shattered spirit causes the bones to dry up.

John 16:22ESV / 1,157 helpful votes

So, too, you are experiencing sadness right now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will be able to steal your happiness away from you.

Romans 14:17ESV / 1,085 helpful votes

In fact, the kingdom of God is not about eating and drinking, but about righteousness and peace and pleasure in the Holy Spirit, not about eating and drinking at all.

John 15:11ESV / 1,032 helpful votes

These things I have said to you so that my delight may be in you and your joy may be complete are my wishes for you.

Psalm 30:5ESV / 1,022 helpful votes

Because his wrath lasts only a minute, but his favor lasts a lifetime with him. Weeping may last through the night, but gladness will greet you in the morning.

Psalm 118:24ESV / 993 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has created; let us rejoice and be thankful for it.

1 Peter 1:8ESV / 958 helpful votes

You adore him despite the fact that you have never met him. Despite the fact that you have not yet seen him, you believe in him and are filled with an unfathomable delight that is overflowing with splendour.

Nehemiah 8:10ESV / 891 helpful votes

Then he told them to “go your separate ways.” This day is sacred to our Lord, therefore eat the fat and drink the sweet wine and send portions to anybody who does not have anything ready for them. And do not be discouraged, since the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

1 Peter 1:8-9ESV / 812 helpful votes

You adore him despite the fact that you have never met him. Despite the fact that you have not yet seen him, you believe in him and are filled with an unfathomable delight that is overflowing with glory as a result of receiving the fruit of your faith, which is the redemption of your souls.

James 1:2-4ESV / 775 helpful votes

When you face trials of all kinds, my brothers, take heart, because you know that the testing of your faith develops steadfastness in the end. So that you may be flawless and complete, wanting in nothing, allow steadfastness to work its full magic on your soul.

Psalm 4:7ESV / 729 helpful votes

You have brought me more happiness than they have brought me when their grain and wine are plentiful.

Proverbs 10:28ESV / 648 helpful votes

It is the expectation of the virtuous that provides delight, but it is the expectation of the wicked that causes death.

Galatians 5:22-23ESV / 626 helpful votes

The fruit of the Spirit, on the other hand, is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; there is no rule against these qualities.

Psalm 71:23ESV / 613 helpful votes

When I sing praises to you, my lips will scream with delight; the same will be true for my soul, which you have redeemed.

Psalm 5:11ESV / 611 helpful votes

Rather, allow everyone who seek refuge in you to exult; allow them to sing for joy at all times, and extend your protection over them, so that all who revere your name may delight in you.

Luke 15:10ESV / 593 helpful votes

Accordingly, I tell you that when one sinner repents, there is great rejoicing in heaven before the angelic hosts of God.”

James 1:2-3ESV / 583 helpful votes

When you face trials of all kinds, my brothers, take heart, because you know that the testing of your faith develops steadfastness in the end.

Romans 12:15ESV / 572 helpful votes

Take pleasure in the joys of others, and sorrow in the grief of others.

Hebrews 12:2ESV / 534 helpful votes

Turning our gaze to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the humiliation, and is now sat at God’s right side, we pray:

Psalm 16:9ESV / 531 helpful votes

Consequently, my heart is joyful, and my entire being rejoices; my flesh likewise has a safe place to live.

1 Chronicles 16:27ESV / 503 helpful votes

His presence is surrounded by splendor and grandeur, and he is surrounded by power and joy.

Zephaniah 3:17ESV / 479 helpful votes

TheLord a great one who will save you is in your midst; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will calm you with his love; he will exult over you with loud singing; he will exult over you with gladness.

Psalm 27:6ESV / 479 helpful votes

And now my head will be elevated above my foes all around me, and I will offer offerings in his tent with joyful cries, and I will sing and make music to the Lord as I offer sacrifices in his tent.

Ecclesiastes 9:7ESV / 478 helpful votes

Go ahead and eat your bread with delight and drink your wine with a joyful heart, knowing that God has already given his approval to what you are doing.

Psalm 94:19ESV / 477 helpful votes

When my heart is burdened by a multitude of worries, your sympathy lifts my spirits.

Isaiah 55:12ESV / 462 helpful votes

‘For you will walk out in gladness and be brought forth in peace, and before you the mountains and the hills will burst out in song, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands,’ declares the Lord.

Psalm 32:11ESV / 443 helpful votes

You who are straight in heart, be joyful in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous; cry for joy, all you who are upright in heart!

Psalm 126:5ESV / 431 helpful votes

It is those who plant in sorrow who will reap in joyous celebration!

Psalm 28:7ESV / 431 helpful votes

TheLordis my strength and my shield; in him, my heart trusts, and I am aided; my heart exults, and I express my gratitude to him via my song of praise.

Psalm 30:11ESV / 413 helpful votes

You have changed for me my sorrow into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with happiness,

Luke 15:7ESV / 410 helpful votes

So, I tell you, there will be more delight in heaven over one sinner who repents than there will be over ninety-nine good people who do not need to repent.

2 John 1:12ESV / 407 helpful votes

Despite the fact that I have a lot to say to you, I would prefer not to put it all down on paper and ink. Instead, I wish to be able to come to you and speak with you face to face, so that our happiness can be full.

Psalm 51:12ESV / 401 helpful votes

Return the pleasure of salvation to my heart and maintain me with a willing spirit, O God.

Proverbs 15:23ESV / 397 helpful votes

Making an appropriate response brings delight to a guy, and a well-timed statement is a gift indeed!

Psalm 33:21ESV / 380 helpful votes

Because we place our faith in his holy name, our hearts are filled with joy in him.

1 Thessalonians 1:6ESV / 376 helpful votes

Moreover, you became models for others after us and after the Lord, since you accepted the word in great tribulation and with gladness in the Holy Spirit.

1 Peter 4:13ESV / 370 helpful votes

But celebrate insofar as you are a part of Christ’s sufferings, so that you may be able to rejoice and be joyful when the revelation of his glory occurs.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18ESV / 368 helpful votes

Remember to be joyful continually, to pray without ceasing, and to make thanks in all situations, because this is God’s wish for you in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 7:4ESV / 363 helpful votes

I am expressing myself with great confidence toward you; I am filled with tremendous pride in you; and I am filled with comfort. I am brimming with happiness despite all of our pain.

1 John 1:4ESV / 353 helpful votes

And we’re writing all of this down so that our happiness can be completed.

Psalm 100:1ESV / 353 helpful votes

A psalm of thanksgiving and praise. Every creature on the planet should make a happy noise to the Lord!

Psalm 119:111ESV / 347 helpful votes

Your testimonials will be passed down to future generations as a legacy of delight from my heart.

Isaiah 61:10ESV / 345 helpful votes

When I look to the Lord, I am filled with joy; my soul is filled with thanksgiving to my God because he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, just as a bridegroom decks himself out in splendor like a priest, and just as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Psalm 47:1ESV / 344 helpful votes

To the choirmaster’s attention. A psalm of the Sons of Korah, written in the Hebrew language. Clap your hands together, everyone! Shout to God with jubilant songs of praise!

Psalm 19:8ESV / 330 helpful votes

When the Lord’s commandments are followed, the heart is happy, and when the Lord’s commandment is followed, the eyes are enlightened.

Proverbs 23:24ESV / 327 helpful votes

The father of a virtuous son will be overjoyed, and the father of a wise son will be overjoyed in him as well.

Romans 15:32ESV / 324 helpful votes

So that, if it is God’s will, I may come to you with delight and find refreshment in your presence.

John 17:13ESV / 321 helpful votes

But now I’m coming to you, and these things I’m saying throughout the world are so that people might have my delight fulfilled in their own lives as a result of them.

Habakkuk 3:17-18ESV / 313 helpful votes

Despite the fact that the fig tree does not blossom, nor does fruit appear on the vines, that the olive harvest fails, and that the fields produce no food, that the flock is separated from the fold, and that there is no herd in the stalls, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

Colossians 1:11ESV / 310 helpful votes

May God provide you all the strength you need, according to his mighty might, for all endurance and patience with joy.

Jeremiah 15:16ESV / 307 helpful votes

Your words were discovered, and I devoured them, and your words became a source of joy and delight in my heart, because I am addressed by your name, OLord, God of hosts, and I am called by your name.

Esther 8:17ESV / 297 helpful votes

And in every province and city, wherever the king’s command and his proclamation had reached, there was delight and joy among the Jews, as well as a feast and a festival to commemorate the occasion. Many of the peoples of the nation labeled themselves Jews as a result of the terror that had descended upon them due to the Jews.

Psalm 97:11ESV / 295 helpful votes

Light is sown for the upright in heart, and gladness is brought to those who are straight in spirit.

2 Corinthians 12:10ESV / 294 helpful votes

As a result, for the sake of Christ, I am willing to put up with my flaws, insults, difficulties, persecutions, and disasters. Because while I am weak, I am also powerful.

Isaiah 35:10ESV / 293 helpful votes

After they have returned to Zion with singing, they will be filled with eternal delight; they will be filled with happiness and joy, and sadness and sighing will vanish from their presence.

Isaiah 9:3ESV / 293 helpful votes

You have multiplied the people; you have enhanced their delight; they exult before you as they do at harvest time, as they do when they split the spoils of war.

Isaiah 12:6ESV / 280 helpful votes

“Cry out and shout for gladness, O dweller of Zion, because the Holy One of Israel is great in your midst.”

1 Kings 8:66ESV / 279 helpful votes

They returned to their homes, joyous and thankful for all the favor that the Lord had shown to David his servant and the people of Israel on the eighth day, and they thanked the king for sending them away.

Philemon 1:7ESV / 278 helpful votes

Because of your love, my brother, I have received a great deal of joy and consolation, and the hearts of the Christians have been renewed as a result of your efforts.

Psalm 51:8ESV / 276 helpful votes

Allow me to hear shouts of delight and gladness; allow the bones that you have broken to sing for joy.

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3 John 1:4ESV / 268 helpful votes

There is nothing that brings me more delight than hearing that my children are living in the truth.

Jeremiah 29:11ESV / 268 helpful votes

Because I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans that are for your good and not for your harm, plans that will give you a future and a hope.

Nehemiah 12:43ESV / 268 helpful votes

And they gave huge offerings on that day, and they were filled with delight because God had caused them to be filled with great pleasure; the women and children were also filled with joy. And the gladness of Jerusalem could be heard from a long distance.

Matthew 25:21ESV / 265 helpful votes

‘Well done, good and faithful servant,’ his lord complimented him on his performance. You have shown loyalty over a little amount of time; I will put you in charge of much more. ‘Come and share in the happiness of your lord.’

Philippians 2:1-2ESV / 263 helpful votes

So, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, please help me to complete my delight by being of the same mentality, having the same love, being in total agreement, and being of one mind with one another.

Ezra 6:22ESV / 259 helpful votes

And they celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days in great gladness, because the Lord had made them joyful and had changed the heart of the king of Assyria toward them, so that he supported them in the work of the temple of God, the God of Israel, throughout their seven-day celebration.

Luke 2:10ESV / 258 helpful votes

“Do not be alarmed, for behold, I bring you excellent news of great pleasure that will be shared by all the people,” the angel said to the people.

Luke 1:47ESV / 253 helpful votes

Furthermore, my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.

Acts 2:28ESV / 248 helpful votes

‘You have revealed to me the paths of life; your presence will fill me with joy and happiness,’ I say.

1 Samuel 18:6ESV / 248 helpful votes

When David returned from defeating the Philistine, the ladies of Israel poured out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to greet King Saul, accompanied by tambourines, songs of gladness, and musical instruments, as they were returning home.

Ecclesiastes 2:26ESV / 247 helpful votes

For God has given insight and understanding and joy to those who please him, but he has entrusted the work of gathering and collecting to those who do not like him, with the sole purpose of giving to those who do please him. This is also a form of vanity and a chasing after the wind.

2 Corinthians 6:10ESV / 245 helpful votes

Like being miserable, yet always joyful; like being impoverished, yet making many rich; like having nothing, yet possessing everything; like being mournful, yet always joyful.

Psalm 126:2-3ESV / 241 helpful votes

Then our mouths were full with laughing, and our tongues were filled with joyful yells, and it was announced throughout the world that “the Lord has done wonderful things for them.” We are grateful to the Lord for everything that he has done for us.

Romans 5:11ESV / 239 helpful votes

More than that, we express our gratitude to God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now been reconciled.

John 16:33ESV / 234 helpful votes

I have stated these things to you so that you may find peace in me. I hope this has helped. You will have difficulties in this life. But take comfort; I have triumphed over the entire world.”

1 Thessalonians 3:9ESV / 232 helpful votes

What kind of appreciation can we offer to God in your honor, for all of the delight that we experience in your honor before our God?

Psalm 37:4ESV / 232 helpful votes

If you put your trust in the Lord, he will grant you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 119:14ESV / 230 helpful votes

I take pleasure in your testimony in the same manner that I take pleasure in all wealth.

Psalm 21:6ESV / 215 helpful votes

Because you make him the most blessed person on the face of the earth forever; you make him pleased with the delight of your presence.

Acts 13:52ESV / 209 helpful votes

The disciples were overjoyed and filled with the Holy Spirit as a result of this.

Isaiah 12:3ESV / 205 helpful votes

You will be filled with gladness as you drink water from the wells of redemption.

Matthew 2:10ESV / 195 helpful votes

When they spotted the star, they were overjoyed and filled with a wonderful sense of accomplishment.

Psalm 105:43ESV / 186 helpful votes

As a result, he called his people out in delight and his chosen ones in song to greet him.

Luke 24:52ESV / 182 helpful votes

And they honored him and returned to Jerusalem with a wonderful sense of accomplishment.

Psalm 70:4ESV / 179 helpful votes

All who seek you will rejoice and be joyful in you, I pray. May people who are devoted to your salvation continue to exclaim, “God is awesome!”

2 Corinthians 8:1-2ESV / 174 helpful votes

Brother, we want you to know of the favor of God that has been bestowed upon the churches of Macedonia, since their richness of joy and extreme poverty have spilled into a wealth of giving on the part of the people of Macedonia in the midst of a difficult trial of hardship.

Psalm 126:6ESV / 168 helpful votes

He who goes out crying, bearing the seed for sowing, will return home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him to share with his family.

1 Kings 1:40ESV / 157 helpful votes

And all of the people followed him up, playing on pipes and rejoicing with great delight, to the point where the ground was split by the sound of their voices.

2 Corinthians 1:24ESV / 156 helpful votes

Not that we are lording it over your faith, but rather that we are working with you for your delight, because you are steadfast in your trust.

Luke 10:17ESV / 156 helpful votes

“Lord, even the devils are subservient to us in your name!” said the seventy-two as they returned with a joyful shout.

1 Timothy 6:17ESV / 155 helpful votes

As for the wealthy in this day and age, they should be reminded not to be conceited, nor to place their hopes in the uncertain future of wealth, but rather in God, who lavishly supplies us with all we could ever desire.

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10 Bible Verses on Joy

Do you want to discover what God has to say about happiness in the Bible? In any season of life, these 10 Bible verses about joy will help you to have a more glad and joyful heart as you read them.

Christians and non-Christians alike are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting methods to bring more pleasure and joy into their lives, and with good cause! Joy is capable of:

  • It can help you lose weight, reduce stress, lessen your chance of heart attack, improve your blood pressure, strengthen your immune system, help you focus, increase your memory, drive you to want to serve others more, make you more thankful and pleased, and generally make you feel pretty wonderful.

The fact is, it’s not just something that “happens” to us all the time. If we simply go with the flow and let our human emotions to guide us through life, we would almost certainly become overwhelmed with worry and anxiety. Live your life in such a manner that you are able to catch joy. Look for it on a daily basis. When it comes effortlessly, remember to be grateful for it. When it doesn’t happen, fight for it. Because they indicate that joy is a precious gift from God that may be enjoyed in any season of your life, no matter what you are going through, the Bible passages on joy listed below are my favorites.

Bible Verses About Joy

Consider it pure pleasure, dear brothers and sisters, whenever you are confronted with trials of all kinds, since you are aware that the testing of your faith results in endurance. When faced with adversity, it is difficult to find joy. If you’re going through a difficult time in your life, it’s much simpler to become caught up in worry and anxiety. God, on the other hand, provides a better way! Even in the midst of our difficulties, we may find pure delight in choosing to hush those inner voices and placing our faith in God on a deeper level than we have ever experienced.

No way in the world!

Every time.

2 – 1 Peter 1:8-9 – Joy Unspeakable

Even though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you have not seen him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and beautiful pleasure, for you are getting the fruit of your faith, namely, the salvation of your souls, as a reward for your perseverance. Sometimes it might be difficult to live in this world when God appears to be a long distance away. We want for something substantial to which we may hold. In order to comfort us that life is more than what we can see directly in front of us, Bible scriptures are provided.

And knowing this in the depths of our souls, with all of our hearts, fills us with an amazing sense of happiness!

3 – 2 John 1:12 – Joy In Relationships

I have a lot to say to you, but I don’t want to put it all down on paper and ink. Instead, I wish to pay you a personal visit and speak with you face to face so that our happiness may be full. In contrast to the majority of Bible texts, which speak only of delight in one’s relationship with God, this verse speaks of joy in human connection. Have you ever been in a relationship that was long distance? Did you have a family member who was deployed? The satisfaction of writing letters to them, composing emails to them, and hearing their voices during phone conversations is amazing, but the satisfaction of being able to hold them in your arms again is priceless.

4 – Luke15:7 – Joy In Repentance

According to what I have said, there will be greater happiness in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine good folks who do not need to repent in the same way. That moment when someone acknowledges their need for Jesus is such a lovely thing. When someone repents, they are doing much more than simply admitting that they were wrong. It isn’t even about feeling sorrow within, and it isn’t even about merely sulking and shaking your head in humiliation either.

Instead of feeling remorse, this delight stems from the restoration of a damaged connection with God, the acceptance of his unfathomable gift of forgiveness, and the decision to follow in His footsteps. That is unquestionably cause for celebration in Heaven!

5 – Nehemiah 8:10 – The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength

“Go and eat delicious food and drink pleasant beverages, and send some to those who have nothing prepared,” Nehemiah instructed. This day is a sacred one in the eyes of our Lord. “Do not be discouraged, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Knowing that God is who He claims to be is a wonderful feeling. Believing in God’s ability to achieve what He claims He can do is also beneficial. However, it is by experiencing the joy of the Lord that you will be able to obtain this power. Sure, we like the sensation of happiness, but it is far more powerful than we can comprehend!

It is something that transforms our lives.

6 – 2 Corinthians 6:10 – Rejoicing In Our Sorrow

Even when in mourning, he is always in good spirits; he is destitute, yet he makes others wealthy; he has nothing, but he has everything. Jesus came to the world with a message that was completely counter-cultural. The idea of finding joy in our misery seems absurd, but it is feasible! God dresses us in gladness and transforms our sadness into joyful dancing!

7 – Psalm 30:5 – Joy Comes In The Morning

After all, his wrath is fleeting, but his favor is eternal; mourning may endure all night, but happiness will greet you first thing in the morning. In this Psalm, we are assured of a better future, which is quite consoling. It’s possible that this Bible scripture may not refer to a joyous dawn in the literal sense of the word. It is not a formula that provides us with a timetable for our difficulties. However, this passage of Scripture provides us with a ray of hope to hold on to. These are trying times, but they are not without significance.

Despite the fact that the difficulties we are experiencing seem interminable, they are only transient.

8 – Galatians 5:22-23 – Joy Is A Fruit Of The Spirit

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, on the other hand, are the fruits of the Spirit. There is no legislation that protects people from such activities. As a Christian, this is one of my favorite Bible verses about joy because it paints such a lovely picture of the characteristics of a fruitful life in Christ. Many Christians believe that suffering is a sign of a good Christian life – that continuously going without oneself in order to provide for others – but this is not always true.

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Choose acts of love that serve and fulfill us as we strive to bring honor and credit to Christ via our actions!

9 – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Give thanks in all circumstances because this is God’s wish for you in Christ Jesus: to rejoice always, to pray constantly, and to give thanks in all circumstances. “Rejoice at all times.” Those are some powerful words! We are not just expected to be glad when things go well or the way we want (or anticipate) them to happen; we are also supposed to be glad when things go wrong.

Despite our circumstances – whether they are good, awful, or ugly – there is joy to be found in any situation. Take the time to go out and find it, and then photograph it. Isn’t it wonderful that a portion of God’s plan for us is to be filled with joy?

10 – John 16:24

You have not requested anything in my name up until this point. You will receive everything you ask for, and your delight will be full. Can you fathom experiencing joy on the scale depicted in this passage of Scripture? A delight that is comprehensive and does not leave anything out. When God has already blessed us with so much, asking may seem so self-indulgent. However, God loves in our asking, seeking, and knocking, as it indicates a desire to see more of His will manifested in our lives.

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Joy Bible Verses

Joy Bible Verses – Rejoice in the presence of Scriptures on Happiness Bible passages about joy may be a source of comfort for Christians who are going through a tough time because they serve as a reminder of the quiet contentment that can be found through faith in God. God’s character is at the heart of joy. It is not ephemeral or dependent on other conditions. Worldly belongings, achievements, and even the people in our life are blessings that bring us happiness and help us to be more joyous in our lives.

  1. In the beginning, God’s intention was to have the Word become flesh and dwell among us.
  2. Scripture urges us to take pleasure in the benefits of our lives and to give God the praise for what we have.
  3. True happiness may be found in expressing honest appreciation for God’s love, mercy, and grace!
  4. “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will grant you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
  5. May the delight of these uplifting phrases fill your heart with warmth!
  6. Use these Bible verses to help you get through your grief and pray for His consolation.

What Jesus said about Joy

Within hours of his arrest, Jesus made every effort possible to prepare his followers for what was about to take place. Jesus talked of his death, hinted at his resurrection, stated he will leave again, and guaranteed the gift of the Holy Spirit in his final words on the cross. These inspiring readings provide reminders to love one another and to be obedient to God’s commandments and laws. They are filled with perplexity and anguish, but they are also filled with hope and even delight. In the sixteenth chapter of his gospel, John describes an entire dialogue about joy.

  • You will grieve and sorrow, but the rest of the world will celebrate, I assure you of this.
  • 21A woman giving birth to a child has agony since her time has come; yet, after her baby is born, she forgets about her misery because she is overwhelmed with joy at the fact that a kid has entered the world.
  • 23After that, you will no longer be able to ask me any questions.
  • 24Up to this point, you have not requested anything in my name.
  • ” “And no one will be able to take away your delight,” is the statement that strikes out to me the most.
  • As I struggle to hold on to this type of joy during my own season of bewilderment and sadness, I’d want to share three concepts that may help us see joy as something that no one can take away from us.
  • In this context, the term ‘chara’ can be interpreted as happiness and enjoyment, gladness or cheerfulness, and quiet delight.

While on the other hand, the word joy (and variations thereof) appears hundreds of times throughout the Bible, and Jesus himself uses the phrase joy in numerous separate dialogues.

In particular, the concept of quiet happiness connotes stability and maturity, which are not generally connected with the short-lived, shrieking delight that is more often associated with a happy occasion.

In order for Ache to be Joy in Disguise, Author C.S.

Lewis argues in his book, Surprised by Joy, that he was “surprised by joy.” “Not only is joy unique from pleasure in general, but it is also separate from aesthetic pleasure.

Even though it may sound strange, if you recall Christmas as a youngster, the anticipation of unwrapping gifts was almost as enjoyable as (and sometimes even better than) sitting with your newly opened prize.

We want for something different because we feel that it is possible to achieve our goals.

It’s a matter of trust in Jesus Christ, which no one can take away from you.

At long last, a more in-depth examination of this particular dialogue can provide insight into Jesus’ meaning.

However, Jesus goes on to explain a shift in his relationship with the Father God.

The restoration of our connection with God is the icing on the cake, the last flourish, the fortification of our delight that renders it impregnable.

As a result, I find myself questioning if I have truly lost contact with God when I have lost touch with joy in my life.

Is it possible that I’ve let my circumstances to distort my judgment?

It’s possible that I’ve been hurling demands at God without taking the time to have a genuine discussion with him.

Or it’s possible that I’ve grown tired of praying and am worried God won’t hear me. The invitation is plain and open, regardless of how we are feeling or how long it has been since we last asked: “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be full.”

7 Bible verses about Christ’s Joy

This is what I have said to you in order that My delight may be in you and that your joy may be made complete. Verse page”>Luke 10:21 in the Bible His joy was heightened at that moment by the presence of the Holy Spirit, and he exclaimed, “I applaud You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for concealing this knowledge from clever and educated people while revealing it to children.” Yes, Father, since this path was well-pleasing to You in every manner. Luke 15:5-7″>Verse page”>Luke 15:5-7 When he has located it, he drapes it on his shoulders with joy in his heart.

As an example, I tell you that there will be more delight in heaven over one sinner who repents than there will be over ninety-nine virtuous people who do not require repentance.

But now I come to You, and I proclaim these things in the world so that all who hear them may experience My delight to the fullest extent possible.

The following verses are from the Bible: John 8:29And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, because I constantly do the things that are agreeable to Him.” Using the Verse Page”>John 16:20-22 In all sincerity, I assure you that while you mourn and lament, the world will rejoice; while you cry, your anguish will be transformed into joy.

So you are also experiencing sadness at this time; nevertheless, I shall see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will be able to steal your happiness away from you.

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Amos 8:10 is a biblical passage. And I’ll put sackcloth around everyone’s waist and baldness on everyone’s head, and I’ll convert all of your celebrations into sorrow and all of your songs into wailing. And I’ll treat it as if it were a period of mourning for an only son, with the conclusion being as terrible as a bitter day. Hosea 2:11 is a verse from the book of Hosea. “I will also put an end to all of her revelry, including her feasts, new moons, sabbaths, and all of her festive gatherings.” Revelation 18:23 (New International Version) Furthermore, the light of a candle will no longer shine in you, and the voices of a bridegroom and his bride will no longer be heard in you; because your merchants were the most powerful individuals on the face of the globe, due to the deception perpetrated by your magic on all of the countries.

Ezekiel 26:13 is a verse in the Bible that says As a result, the sound of your melodies will be muffled, and the music of your harps will cease to be heard.

Isaiah 24:11 (KJV) There is a commotion in the streets because of the wine; all happiness has turned to melancholy. The earth’s joy has been expelled from existence.

Joy»Christ’s joy»Sustained him at the cross

focusing our gaze on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him suffered death, despising humiliation, and has sat down at God’s right hand, Hebrews 12:2

Joy»Christ’s joy»In the divine method of revelation

10:21 (Luke 10:21) “I worship You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have concealed these things from the clever and intelligent and have revealed them to babes,” He said, filled with the Holy Spirit at that same moment. Yes, Father, since this path was well-pleasing to You in every manner.

Joy»Christ’s joy»Bestowed through his words

John 17:13 is a biblical passage. But now I come to You, and these things I proclaim throughout the world in order that they may share in My pleasure to the fullest extent possible.

Joy»Christ’s joy»Abides in believers

15:11 (John 15:11) These things I have said to you in order for My joy to be present in you and for your delight to be multiplied in you.

Joy»Christ’s joy»In finding the lost sheep

15:5 (Luke 15:5) When he has located it, he drapes it on his shoulders with joy in his heart. Never miss a new post again. The New American Standard Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English. The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, California, had the rights to copyright in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, and 1995. All intellectual property rights are retained. Visit this site for information on obtaining permission to quote.

5 Things the Bible Says About Joy

‘This I’ was created in the image of God in order to have communion with him.’ It is unhappy, empty, confusing, and frustrating to live life without God. “Without God, there is no purpose to life; but with God at the heart, there is life, an inner strength and serenity, a profound contentment, and an unfading pleasure that can only be experienced by those who have come to know and trust in Jesus Christ.” Billy Graham is credited with inventing the phrase.

Read 5 Bible verses about joy:

“Feel glad in hope, be patient in adversity, and be steadfast in your prayer.” Paul writes in Romans 12:12 that In the name of Jesus, may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Paul writes in Romans 15:13 that It should bring you great delight, my brothers, when you face trials of all kinds, because you understand that the testing of your faith creates steadfastness.” So that you may be entire and complete, wanting in nothing, allow steadfastness to take its full effect on you.” James 1:2-4 (KJV) “I have told these things to you in order that my joy may be in you and that your pleasure may be complete.” 15:11 (John 15:11) “You have brought me more delight than they have brought me when their grain and wine are plentiful.” Psalm 4:7 (KJV)

Find JOY in Jesus today.

THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF JOY The following is what Jesus says in John 15:11: “These things have I said unto you, that my joy may abide in you, and that your joy may be complete.” The delight you will experience as a Christian is the joy that Jesus has for you. He refers to my delight as opposed to joylikemine. Jesus desires to take the joy that He has and deposit it in your heart via you. Perhaps you’ve only ever thought of Jesus as a man of sorrows, and you’ve never considered Him to be the Jesus of happiness.

  • The term joy literally translates as “to leap or jump” in the original language.
  • Do you remember what happened after that?
  • The word forleaped in the original language is the same word that is used in Hebrews 1:9 to refer to joyfulness.
  • During a wedding, He performed His first miracle, in which He transformed water into wine.
  • There is no other source of true joy than Jesus, not in pleasure, not in renown, and especially not in unbelief.
  • “That this joy will remain in you,” Jesus assures them.
  • That is, at times of sadness and brokenheartedness, God pours the oil of His gladness into the situation.
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He abandoned his fiancée in Ireland, and when she finally made it over the water, she was tragically died in a boating accident in the process.

Following that, he sent a letter to his mother in which he included the following lines, which we love to sing: “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our faults and griefs to bear.” In prayer, we have the opportunity to bring everything to God’s attention.

Is there any difficulty in any part of the world?

“Pray about it and bring it to the Lord.” That’s exactly what we need to learn to accomplish in the future.

What is the key to discovering this happiness?

A branch is completely reliant on a vine for survival.

Jesus, the vine, is the one who bears fruit, and we, the branches, bear fruit as well, including the fruit of joyful expectation.

These additional events occur as a result of the organization’s decision to focus on a single issue.

If so, you’re not alone.

When you begin to perceive your life through the lens of that relationship, you will experience a remarkable delight in your heart because the joy of Christ, which is the life of Christ, will be flowing out of Christ and into you.

What Does the Bible Say About Joy and Why We Should Embrace It

In a time when anger, confusion, fear, and distrust rule the roost, I want to encourage us to lift our heads in prayer. What does the Bible have to say about happiness? You’re ready to join me in a study of the Scriptures for joy, and you’re ready to let your heart to be filled with the peace that can only come from our Lord and Saviour? Let us examine the several reasons why we might find joy in our lives even while the world around us is in chaos.

What is Joy According to the Bible?

When I was reading the book of Nehemiah and pondering the line “the joy of the Lord is my strength,” the notion of studying joy occurred to me. “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and give parts to those for whom nothing has been prepared; forthisdayis sacred to our Lord,” he instructed them. “Do not be discouraged; because the joy of the Lord is your strength. ” (See also Nehemiah 8:10) It is critical to understand the tale behind the verse. In the ancient world, the children of Judah had been banished to Babylon because of their worship of idols.

  • When the years of their punishment are over, God stirs the hearts of his devoted followers to begin a campaign to return to the country their forefathers had been expelled from centuries before.
  • They request that Ezra the prophet read to them from the Law.
  • The people listen intently, their souls yearning for knowledge, and suddenly the magnitude of their sin and disobedience dawns on them, and their hearts begin to cry.
  • Wow, what a breathtaking view.
  • Following this, Ezra and Nehemiah declare the day to be holy and exhort the people to celebrate and be joyful in their salvation.
  • Why?

The Difference Between Joy and Happiness

What exactly is the distinction between pleasure and happiness. What, exactly, is the Lord’s delight in us? First and first, I would want to emphasize that happiness is a feeling, and that this is not what I am referring to when I say “joy.” Emotions are our natural responses to the situations we find ourselves in. I am a firm believer that our happiness is not reliant on the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Joy is defined as the ability to be content in the knowledge that God is working all things for the welfare of the individual.

It’s like a form of maturity, forged through trial and error, with a dash of sadness and trust thrown in for good measure.

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Does Joy Come From God?

Is it true that God is the source of joy? Absolutely! True delight in the Lord does this. If you haven’t spent much time thinking about joy, you might be shocked by the amount of passages that have absolutely nothing to do with it. Changing our way of thinking may be both difficult and liberating. As you meditate on these passages, remember that God is the source of real and unending happiness. For the following reasons, we can share in the joy of the Lord:

  • No one has the right to take our Lord away from us. Our God is with us at all times
  • Salvation comes to us via the blood of the lamb, and It is just for a season that we are in sorrow and anguish
  • Our pleasure will arrive. We have hope in our Lord and Savior
  • We have real peace in our God
  • And we have a future. God is listening to you

I believe we are all familiar with the scripture “The joy of the Lord is my strength,” but there are many others. Biblical joy is something we all want for, yet it is something we rarely think about. Allow me to introduce you to some biblical passages about joy.

We Have Joy Because Our Lord cannot be taken away

Even though the scripture “The joy of the Lord is my strength” is one that most of us are familiar with, there are several others. Scripture-based joy is something we all yearn for, yet it is something we rarely give attention to. Allow me to introduce you to some biblical passages about joy!

We Have the Joy of the Lord because He is with us

“Cry out and scream, O dweller of Zion, because the Holy One of Israel is in your midst, and magnificent is He in your midst.” Isaiah 12:6 (KJV) Because our source is constantly with us, we may welcome joy with open arms. We may take comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our feelings of perplexity, great anguish, fear, and loss. Our source of tranquility is within our own hearts. This gives us great pleasure. It is the Lord your God who goes with you; therefore, be strong and courageous, and do not tremble nor be scared of those who are against you.

(See Deuteronomy 31:6 for further information.)

Salvation Brings Us the Joy of the Lord

If I had to come up with a biblical description of joy, I would have to say that salvation is at the heart of it. When sin entered the earth, our happiness was snuffed out. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ that we may have that joy restored. If the fig tree does not blossom and no fruit is on the vines, if the olive tree does not bear fruit and the fields produce no food, if the flock is separated from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, then I will rejoice in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

“Even though you do not see him now, still believing, you are filled with an inexpressible and glorious pleasure, knowing that you have received the goal of your faith, the saving of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9 (New International Version) Faith and happiness are inextricably linked.

15:7 (Luke 15:7)

Joy Comes in the Morning

This is arguably one of the most well-known passages in the Bible that speaks about biblical joy. When we realize that, no matter how deep our sorrows have gone, the Bible promises that joy will return in the morning, it is a reassuring thought. Because His wrath lasts just a moment, and His favors last a lifetime; weeping may last for a night, but joy will come in the morning. (Psalm 30:5; cf. I have found solace in the thought that we all go through phases of hurt, loss, joy, peace, hope, fear, and so on.

Seasons cycle and change continually, just as we too are always evolving.

Check out these entries for further encouragement on the subject of seasons and the hope I’ve discovered within them. There is a time to be sad and a time to be joyful: There is a time and a place for everything. God Provides a Season for Every Occasion: Why Should This Provide Us With Comfort?

Joy of the Lord brings us hope

Perhaps one of the most well-known passages in the Bible relating to biblical joy is this one. When we realize that, no matter how deep our sorrows are, the Bible promises us that joy will come in the morning, it is a reassuring thought. He is only angry for a moment, but his favors last for a lifetime; weeping may last for a night, but gladness will come in the morning when He comes back. In the book of Psalms, verse 5 says, There is a lot of language in Ecclesiastes about seasons, and I’ve taken solace in the thought that we all go through seasons of sorrow and sadness as well as seasons of joy and peace, as well as seasons of hope and fear, amongst other things.

Check out these other entries for further encouragement on seasons and the hope I’ve found in them.

There is a season for everything.

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What Does the Bible Say About Joy

Final words from Charles Spurgeon, who has written a lengthy commentary on the joy of the Lord that goes far deeper than this piece about what the Bible says about joy. I’ll end with a quotation from him. The love of God our Father, however, does not leave us to look for pleasure; rather, it is brought to our doorsteps by the grace of God our Father; joy refined and gratifying, as befits eternal souls.” God has not abandoned us to wander among the unsatisfactory things that mock the chase that they invite; he has given us appetites that carnal things cannot satisfy, and he has provided suitable satisfaction for those appetites; he has stored up at his right hand pleasures for evermore, which he even now reveals to those chosen ones whom he has taught to long for them through the power of his Spirit.” (Source: Charles Spurgeon) What passages from the Bible concerning joy give you hope and comfort?

I’d appreciate it if you could share your favorites with me in the comments section below.

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