10 Bible Verses about Joy

“Rejoice always” (1 Thessalonians 5:16). When we feel joyful, our praise can be a powerful weapon against our enemy, the devil. That's why he bombards us with news about sickness, failure, and job loss to sadden us. However, the bible tells us that faith comes from what we hear. If we want to rediscover joy, we need to read the Gospel, also known as the good news. When you understand that God is with you to console you, heal you, and save you from death, joy will fill your heart again and your hope will be reborn. Let us be filled with joy and strengthened by these 10 verses.

10 Promises from God to Bring Joy in Hard Times

Rejoice, I know you

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. [...] Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalms 138:13-14, 138:16)

Rejoice, I love you

“Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.” (Isaiah 43:4-5)

Rejoice, you are not forgotten

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” (Isaiah 49:15)

Rejoice, you are saved

“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.” (Romans 4:7-8)

Rejoice, I have plans of peace for you

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Rejoice, I will protect you

“Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—The lord is your shade at your right hand; The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. (Psalms 121, 4-6)

The Holy Spirit brings joy

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17)

Rejoice even in suffering

“Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.” (Colossians 1:24)

Rejoice, I do everything for your benefit

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Rejoice, your Lord shall return

“Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.” (John 16:20)

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