Joy is one of the 9 Fruits of the Spirit, it is evidence that that Holy Spirit is working in our lives. I’ve shared before about how joy isn’t something that is based on circumstances, but in the hope we have in the God of our salvation. Sometimes, it is easy to tangibly feel the joy of the Lord. Other times, it’s something we need to pull into focus, reminding ourselves of the joy we have in the Lord.
On those days, the days when joy is an act of faith, a response of the hope of Christ, hiding Scripture in my heart and recalling the truth that I am not feeling is one way the Lord helps fill my life with joy. So here are 21 Bible verses on joy. Hide them in your heart. Write them and post them on your walls. Recall them throughout your day and remember the joy of the Lord.Here are 21 Bible verses on joy. Hide them in your heart. Write them and post them on your walls. Recall them throughout your day and remember the joy of the Lord. Click To Tweet
1. Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. – Psalm 16:11, ESV
2. 1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. – 1 Peter 1:8-9, ESVThough you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.… Click To Tweet
3. Nehemiah 8:10
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10, ESV
4. Psalm 20:5
May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions! – Psalm 20:5, ESV
5. John 16:22
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. – John 16:22, ESV
6. Psalm 71:23
My lips will shout for joy,
when I sing praises to you;
my soul also, which you have redeemed. – Psalm 71:23, ESV
7. Psalm 66:1-4
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.” – Psalm 66:1-4, ESV
8. John 15:10-11
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. – John 15:10-11, ESV
9. Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17, ESV
10. Luke 15:7
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. – Luke 15:7, ESVJust so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. - Luke 15:7, ESV Click To Tweet
11. John 17:13
Now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. – John 17:13, ESV
12. Romans 12:12
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. – Romans 12:12, ESV
13. Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. – Philippians 4:4, ESV
14. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV
15. Hebrews 12:1-2
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. – Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV
16. Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22, ESV
17. 1 Chronicles 16:26-27
The Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his place. – 1 Chronicles 16:26-27, ESV
18. James 1:2-4
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4, ESV
19. Proverbs 10:28
The hope of the righteous brings joy,
but the expectation of the wicked will perish. – Proverbs 10:28, ESV
20. Psalm 30:5
Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning. – Psalm 30:5, ESV
21. Luke 1:46-55
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.” – Luke 1:46-55, ESV
What is your favorite verse to remind yourself of the joy you have in the Lord? Comment below!What is your favorite verse to remind yourself of the joy you have in the Lord? Comment below! Click To Tweet