Dexter is a pastor who enjoys reading and studying the Bible to inspire and empower others
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." It's hard praising and rejoicing in God in our midnight hour.
In fact the pain, grief, frustration, setbacks, and disappointments are're experiencing right now are too overwhelming to even think of laughter and gladness.
But it is often in your darkest hour when your back is against the wall, and it looks like God has given up on you that you need to find the strength to praise God. Victory is in your praise; as your praises go up, His blessings comes down and you will see manifestations of His power and love.
So whether you have committed sins and are reaping what you sowed, or you're just going through a season of fiery trials, the bible says that weeping will endure for the night. Differently put, it may only last for a season, and then comes God's favor in the morning.
Make no mistake; it does not matter how difficult your life may seem right now; one thing is certain; joy will come, but you need to be patient and weather the storm. Find someone to talk to, join a Christian fellowship group, or keep reading this article to be inspired, encouraged, and motivated by the word of God, These verses on joy will bless your heart.
I've prayed that Lord will bless whoever is reading these bible scriptures about joy with the strength to endure all you're going through.
Bible Verses With Joy
Psalm 47:1 "Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy."
Joy is God’s gift wrapped with power. When you shout unto the Lord with joy because of His goodness—the devil is intimidated. The devil can’t conduct his mischief in the presence of our praises to God. This is true and there are many examples in the Bible that testify of it “As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated” (2 Chronicles 20:22).
"When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city" (Joshua 6:20).
So don’t hold back your praise, let it out. Because when our praises go up, surely God’s blessings will come down.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 "Go, eat your bread with joy, And drink your wine with a merry heart; For God has already accepted your works."
There is a time for everything under the sun, whether to laugh, cry, sow, reap, work, or rest. There is always a season for everything.
Sadly, only a small percent of people understand this, and the rest of us, unfortunately, haven't quite grasped this truth yet. We keep going at it tirelessly, working nonstop, and hardly find the time to take a break to unwind, meditate on God, and relax.
As you can see, the verse encourages you to take a break from your hectic life and enjoy yourself, either with your family or with people within your circle. God has your best interest at heart, and if He says to take a break, then why should you refuse.
Isaiah 9:3 "You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder."
In the presence of the Lord there is a fullness of joy, and at His right hand, pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). Our God is a God of peace and joy, and joy is one of His many traits.
We are encouraged by God to be like Him, and if joy is a characteristic of Him, then it should be a characteristic of us. We don’t have to look far to find joy, this verse says that God has already enlarged us with it. Once you believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ—you are a candidate for His joy, and by His Holy Spirit, His joy is already living in you.
Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Not only do you need to possess joy, but you need to overflowing with it. There is no limit in God as to how much joy you can have. As much as you need to stand your ground in the face of adversities you can have, God has already blessed you to the point of overflow; just claim it.
Nehemiah 8:10 "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
This verse is similar to Ecclesiastes 9:7, but what I want to point out here is “the joy of the Lord is your strength.” When you rejoice as God commanded, you are being strengthened spiritually.
Your day-to-day life can "pack a mean punch" but when you refuse to worry but instead choose to rejoice in God—your strength is renewed so that we can "run and not be weary, and we can walk and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31).
Hebrews 12:2 "Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer, and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Come what may, hell or high water, God has blessed you with power, grace, wisdom, and might to do all things. Never mind the storms, you have the grace to fly above it, never mind the sword, you have the power to break it, and don't mind the devil; you have the word of God to resist him. You can do all things through Christ; you give you strength, as you look to Jesus, it shall be well with you.
© 2018 Dexter Whinfield
Liz Westwood from UK on November 28, 2018:
Thanks for the inspirational quotes. When some days there does not seem to be a lot of joy around it is good to be reminded of these.