Always feeling joy or having the feeling of joy can remind you much of your childhood. Many of us feel joy in things we like to do each day such as eat, meet a friend, listen to music or even watch a movie. But, the most important and true feeling of joy can only be attained as part of the fruit of the spirit.
It is an overwhelming sense of comfort and contentment that floods our soul. "True Joy comes only when we are focused upon walking with the Lord and esteeming others" (Phil 2:3-5 KJV).
Below are 7 uplifting scriptures about joy:
Deuteronomy 16:15 - For seven days you shall keep the feast to the LORD your God at the place that the LORD will choose, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.
Nehemiah 8:10 - Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Ecclesiastes 9:7 - Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.
Isaiah 9:3 - You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
Psalms 5:11-12 - But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.
Isaiah 12:6 - " ... Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel."
1 Samuel 18:6 - As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.