The joy of the Lord is one of the biggest benefits and sources of strength that is available to a believer in Jesus. It is my prayer that these Bible verses about joy will be a blessing and a source of strength for you. It is a promise of God that His joy will be your strength. The promises of God transcend what is happening here on earth. When a believer discovers that joy is not based on circumstance, they can walk through anything and still say it is well with my soul. No matter what is happening in your life, you can find the joy of the Lord. These Bible verses about joy will help you get to the same point that Jesus did, when the Bible says “For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross.”
10 good Bible verses about joy in the Lord.
5 Bible quotes on joy from the Old Testament.
10 And Nehemiah[a] continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!”
11 You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
28 The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
Faith and Endurance
2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
1 Peter 1:8
8 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.
I hope you have enjoyed these verses about joy. These are some of my very favorite scripture verses on the subject of joy. They have sustained me time and time again. I pray that as you have read them, the Holy Spirit has spoken to your heart and as the psalmist David wrote in Psalm 51:12 that He has restored the joy of your salvation.
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