31 Scriptures On Joy

31 Scriptures On Joy

31 Scriptures On Joy will illustrate to you from God’s Word that it is possible to live a life of abundant joy in the Lord!

Anyone who lost their joy in life no matter for what reason will tell you that their biggest desire is to get it back.

Seeking our joy in things and people will only prove to be superficial and temporary.

Only when we find our joy in the Lord will it have lasting effects on our lives, this can be achieved by spending time in His presence and praying about it.

Not alone will our joy be complete when we found it in the Lord, but it will be our strength as well.

May you experience the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit as you read through these Beautifull Scriptures.

1. A Cheerful Heart Is Like Good Medicine 

“A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.”

Proverbs 17:22

2. Approved By God 

“Go and enjoy your food. Be joyful as you drink your wine. God has already approved what you do.”

Ecclesiastes 9:7

3. A Righteous, Wise Child 

“The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.”

Proverbs 23:24

4. Be Joyful In Hope

Let love be without hypocrisy.  Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.  Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;  rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.”

Romans 12:9-13

5. Cheerful Giver 

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

2 Corinthians 9:7

6. Christ’s Joy In Us 

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”

John 15:11

7. Complete Joy 

“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

John 16:24

8. Consolation Brought Joy

“In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.”

Psalm 94:19

9. Delight Greatly In The Lord  

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Isaiah 61:10

10. Delight In Weaknesses 

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:10

11. End Result Of Faith

 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,  receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.”

1 Peter 1:8-9

12. Fruit Of The Spirit 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

13. Glad And Rejoice… 

“I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.”

Psalm 9:2

14. God Delights Himself In You

The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

15. God’s Will For You 

“Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing,  in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16. Glory In Sufferings 

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;  and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

Romans 5:3-4

17. Good And Bad Times 

In the day of prosperity be joyful,
But in the day of adversity consider:
Surely God has appointed the one [a]as well as the other,
So that man can find out nothing that will come after him.

Ecclesiastes 7:14

18. Happiness And Doing Good

“I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,  and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.”

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

19. Joy In God’s Presence

“You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Psalm 16:11

20. Joy Of The Lord…

“Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Nehemia 8:10

21. No Greater Joy 

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

3 John 1:4

22. Possessing Everything 

“as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.”

2 Corinthians 6:10

23. Promote Peace To Possess Joy 

“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy.”

Proverbs 12:20

24. Provision For Enjoyment 

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.”

1 Timothy 6:17

25. Rejoicing In Heaven 

“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”

Luke 15:7

26. Rejoice In The Lord 

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”

Philippians 4:4

27. Rejoice In The Lord – Despite…

“Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.”

Habakkuk 3:17

28. Rejoice, Mourn… 

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”

Romans 12:15

29. Rejoice Names Are Written In Heaven 

“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

Luke 10:20

30. Remember Your Creator 

“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the [difficult days come,
And the years draw near when you say,
“I have no pleasure in them”

Ecclesiastes 12:1

31. Songs Of Deliverance 

“You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 32:7

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Everything in Him, unto Him, and to glorify His Holy Name!


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