Joy is not something we as Christians manufacture, joy is given to us by God. It is a supernatural gift, it is also a choice we as Christians can choose to walk in. It is not a result of our environment or surroundings but what we have through Christ Jesus. The world didnít give it and the world canít take it away. It is a fruit of our recreated human spirit. God the Father wants His children to walk in joy.
In it we have our strength. Godís joy makes us strong. We donít have to be a sourpuss and be weak, we can walk in the fullness of joy, after all Godís Word says we can.
Nehemiah 8:10 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.'' (Amen)
Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
Matthew 13:20 "But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
Matthew 13:44 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Matthew 25:21 "His lord said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
Matthew 25:23 "His lord said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
Matthew 28:8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
Luke 1:14 "And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
Luke 1:44 "For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
Luke 2:10 Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
Luke 6:23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! for indeed your reward is great in heaven, for in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
Luke 8:13 "But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
Luke 10:17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.''
Luke 15:7 "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 15:10 "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.''
Luke 19:6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.
Luke 24:41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, "Have you any food here?''
Luke 24:52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
John 3:29 "He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
John 15:7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
8. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
9. "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10. "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.
11. "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 16:20 "Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
21."A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
22. "Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.
23"And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
24"Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
John 17:13 "But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.
Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of joy in Your presence.'
Acts 8:6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 15:3 So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren.
Acts 20:24 "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:32 that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.
2 Corinthians 1:24 Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.
2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.
2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.
2 Corinthians 7:13 Therefore we have been comforted in your comfort. And we rejoiced exceedingly more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.
2 Corinthians 8:2 that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Philippians 1:4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,
5. for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,
6. being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Philippians 1:25 And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith,
Philippians 2:2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
Colossians 1:9. For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10. that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11. strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?
1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?
20. For you are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sake before our God,
2 Timothy 1:4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,
Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you, brother.
Philemon 1:20 Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in the Lord.
Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
James 4:9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
1 Peter 1:8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
1 Peter 4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
1 John 1:4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
2 John 1:12 Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Jude 1:24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalms 21:1 The king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
Psalms 27:6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.
Psalms 32:11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
Psalms 33:3 Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Psalms 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; It shall rejoice in His salvation.
Psalms 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, "Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.''
Psalms 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.
Psalms 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God.
Psalms 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
Psalms 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which You have broken may rejoice.
Psalms 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me with Your generous Spirit.
Psalms 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
Psalms 65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.
Psalms 66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth:
Psalms 67:4 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. Selah
Psalms 81:1 Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
Psalms 89:15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
Psalms 95:1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
Psalms 96:12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord.
Psalms 98:4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
6 With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
Psalms 100:1 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Psalms 105:43 He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.
Psalms 113:9 He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord!
Psalms 126:5 Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
Psalms 132:9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your saints shout for joy.
Psalms 132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
Psalms 137:6 If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
Psalms 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Psalms 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.
Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but counselors of peace have joy.
Proverbs 14:10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share its joy.
Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, but a man of understanding walks uprightly.
Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
Proverbs 21:15 It is a joy for the just to do justice, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
Isaiah 9:3 You have multiplied the nation and increased its joy; they rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 29:19 The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the excellency of our God.
Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.
Isaiah 51:3 For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
Isaiah 51:11 So the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads; They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem! For the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.
Isaiah 55:12 "For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Isaiah 56:7 even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.''
Isaiah 61:3 to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.''
Isaiah 61:7 Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.
Isaiah 61:10 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 65:14 behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and wail for grief of spirit.
Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
Jeremiah 31:13 "Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old, together; for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow.
Jeremiah 33:9 `Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.'
Jeremiah 33:11 `the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: "Praise the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for His mercy endures forever'' and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,' says the Lord.
Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you in His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.''