10 Scriptures on Joy

10 Scriptures on Joy

The word JOY is in the Bible 242 times.  That tells me that Joy is important to the Lord.  If it’s important to Him, then it should be invaluable to us.  I searched Joy on Bible Gateway and 242 verses came up.  I read through them, and chose 10 that stuck out to me.

In 2017, I want Joy to be what I seek every day in every situation.  In order to do that, I need the Word to remind me.   I’m thinking I will write these on note cards or in a note book to begin memorizing them.  That will help.  When we memorize and meditate on the Word, God speaks.  When God speaks, we change.  I want to change.

Listed below are those 10 Scriptures on Joy.  I hope you will memorize these with me.  Seek Joy and hear the Lord speak.

Psalm 5:11

11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Psalm 16:11

11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 19:8

8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 28:7

7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 30:11

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

Psalm 51:12

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Psalm 86:4

4 Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
for I put my trust in you.

Luke 2:10

10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

Acts 2:28

28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence.

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.


I like this next one too.  Even though the word is rejoice, I wanted to add it.

Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Last December I wrote another post on Joy.  Joy is A Fruit of the Holy Spirit.  This post has other verses on Joy you can check out as well.


There they are, 10 Scriptures on Joy.  I hope they will help you seek Joy in the Lord everyday.

What verses impacted you most?  Are there others that you find helpful that I haven’t listed?


Merry Christmas Sabrina



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Hi! 🙂 I'm Sabrina. I am a wife of 23 years, a former stay at home/homeschool mom. I have 2 young adult children, Jordan and Micah. They are my pride my joy. I now work part time for an insurance agent at home and I love what I do. I love Jesus and have served Him for over 20 years. I like to take pictures, mostly of people, so I'm sorry for the bad blog post pics. lol I love sitting in the sun, hanging with my husband Jeffrey. I am enjoying this new adventure of blogging and hope what I have to share is useful to others. Thank you for stopping by Genuine. Feel free to look around and let me know what you think.

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