Hello friends, I welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and believe that our Lord Jesus Christ will bring joy and happiness in your life and already brought it into the lives of many. Today we will see God’s Word about what the Bible says about this joy and happiness.
The word of God tells us that only Jesus can give you joy and happiness (Psalm 16:11 Psalm 94:19).
Because our Lord, the only God of peace, joy, and happiness, fulfills whatever we ask. That is why our Lord Jesus Christ said, “I have given you joy and happiness”. That is true joy and happiness that comes from our God. We will never get this from the world for a price. He who lives with God must live in joy and happiness. He may have temporary sorrow in his life but no one can take away joy and happiness (Habakkuk 3:17-18 2 Corinthians 12:10).
I have seen in the lives of many people that they do not lack anything, they have everything but still, they do not have joy and happiness in their anxious hearts because this joy and happiness does not come at any cost.
If the wicked could have lived peacefully then the word of God would become false. Wickeds are like tossing sea and they cannot live happily. Their works bring them troubles which make them miserable. The Lord says there is no joy, peace, and happiness in the lives of wickedness (Isaiah 57: 20-21).
Proverbs 17:22(KJV)“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”
Explanation:- A heart that follows Jesus will always be happy and everyone who will follow him will live a joyful life. But a heart that is far from the Lord Jesus Christ will always find upset and broken himself.
John 15:11(KJV)“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full”
Explanation:- Jesus says to his disciples that he came to give the real meaning to each of the men and his disciples will be complete in him. Fear will not be in the hearts of his disciples rather joy and gladness will reign over their hearts.
Psalm 118:24(KJV)“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it”
Explanation:- The Lord has made this wonderful universe and all the things that are in it. We should rejoice in him and be glad because he is such a great God who cares for us.
Psalm 5:11(KJV)“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee”
Explanation:- We are to depend on the Lord and his ways are good for us. There is happiness and joy in his ways and we shall be successful if we stick to him.
Psalm 70:4(KJV)“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified”
Explanation:- God provides us salvation and Grace in his love so we are to follow him completely leaving aside all the filthy things.
Ecclesiastes 7:14(KJV)“In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him”
Explanation:- We need to praise God and worship him on a regular basis as he loves us and takes care of us. God wants us to work with him even when we don’t find any way in our life.
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13(KJV)“I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God”
Explanation:- We are here on this earth with a purpose to please God by living a righteous life and to walk in his commandments. We must work hard in order to earn and serve our family and in doing so we can enjoy our life on this earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18(KJV)“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”
Explanation:- Being a believer in Jesus Christ we should always pray and we should give thanks to the Lord for his goodness in our life. If you stop praying and stop giving thanks to him then we will see you will experience something different and it will lead us to destruction.
Romans 12:12(KJV)“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer”
Explanation:- We should always live a simple and happy life and remember the Lord’s control in our life. He has called us to be with him even when we are in tribulation. We must have patients to understand his will and the plan that he has made for us.
Romans 15:13(KJV)“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost”
Explanation:- Christ has come on this earth to give us the hope peace and joy which must be in the hearts of his followers. His mission was to give man the complete life on this earth and to help them to get the eternal life that is waiting after his second coming.
Philippians 4:4(KJV)“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice”
Explanation:- In Jesus Christ, we have freedom peace joy, and happiness. He gave us a life to live boldly so we can become his instrument before the world. It must be remembered that we are to rejoice in him throughout our life.
Psalm 16:8-9(KJV)“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope”
Explanation:- King David says that the Lord was always at his right hand it means the mighty God was always with him and he has no worry for his life. Just like David, we must welcome Lord in our life so we may always rejoice in him because of his mighty presence.
Zephaniah 3:17(KJV)“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing”
Explanation:- When the presence of the Lord will be with us we must be happy and glad. No fear should take place in our hearts as his presence can remove all our weaknesses and all our problems.
John 16:22(KJV)“And ye now, therefore, have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you”
Explanation:- Live without Jesus will become sorrowful and every moment will have to pass with fear and anxiety. But if you decide to receive him and walk in his promises then we will surely enjoy our life because he will rule us by his power and wisdom.
Romans 14:17(KJV)“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost”
Explanation:- We have a hope that is eternal life where we the righteous will live with the Lord and there we have peace and joy because God will be with us. The unrighteous will not get any chance to enter that Kingdom and we will live forever there happily.
Psalm 119:14(KJV)“I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches”
Explanation:- God’s ways are essential for us to live a happy life. He is our loving father and we will be blessed if we trust in him and rely on the promises that he made for us.
James 1:2-4(KJV)“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing”
Explanation:- In our Christian life, we will continuously face various types of temptations and difficulties in our life. We need to focus on Christ Jesus and by keeping our eyes on him we must move forward to achieve the goal that he has set before us.
Proverbs 10:28(KJV)“The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish”
Explanation:- The righteous will see the joy of the Lord at the end of the day while the unrighteous will experience the cruelty of God at the judgment. So the Lord has called us to be righteous to be obedient in his ways in order to be saved.
Psalm 9:2(KJV)“I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High”
Explanation:- The Lord is our stronghold in times of distress so we should run to him while we find no hope in our lives. He is able to deliver us and give us hope that makes us happy.