Biblical Encouragement

15 Bible Verses About Joy and Happiness

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God’s Word repeatedly reminds us that there is an abundance of joy in our relationship with the Lord Jesus. The abundant joy we have in Christ isn’t a put-on-a-happy-face and pretend everything is okay kind of thing. It’s a Holy Spirit-inspired delight that sustains us even when everything around us looks bleak.

Sure, as Christians, we have our share of sorrows. We cry as deeply as anyone, but our joy in Christ sustains us even as we mourn. It often leads us to feelings of happiness that are far greater than anything we might feel simply because life is going our way.

VERSES EXPLAINING THE NATURE OF OUR JOY AND HAPPINESS IN CHRIST

The Bible verses about joy and happiness that follow can be especially helpful if you’re struggling and trying to avoid a sense of despair and hopelessness about your circumstances. Each verse is followed by a short explanation:

When we hope in Christ, we reap joy, whereas the desires of this world will pass away.

Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit that God grows in us.

No matter how bad it is now, joy comes to those who follow Jesus.

The joy we have in Christ will give us the strength we need.

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT JOY AND HAPPINESS THAT SHOW US WHAT OUR PART IS

No matter our circumstances, rejoicing is a command and not a choice.

Reading, thinking about, and applying God’s Word to our lives results in joy.

Obeying God and trusting Him results in joy.

Entering God’s presence through prayer, Bible reading, and worship will help us experience joy.

Are you in need of joy? This verse shows how spending time in God’s Word will provide it.

BIBLE VERSES THAT PROVE NOTHING CAN TAKE AWAY OUR JOY AND HAPPINESS IN JESUS

God promises to use our troubles to help us grow more like Jesus in faith. This results in more joy than ever.

We can have joy in Christ no matter the circumstances.

The peace that results from making the decision to trust Christ for salvation and everything else brings unspeakable joy.

We have such joy knowing that the Lord will always be there to help us in our troubles.

We can lay aside our worries and find joy in Christ.

We can find joy in praise and worship no matter what’s going on in our lives.

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Susan is a mother of four beautiful babies and a born-again Christian. She took over Hope No Matter What in 2024 and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the goodness and faithfulness of God. Her passion is to bring hope and encouragement to others, and she prays that by sharing her knowledge and personal story, she can inspire others to find enlightenment in God's word.