Joy, one of the fruits of the spirit, is seen many times throughout the Bible. But sometimes, it’s hard to remember why we are joyful. Life gets complicated, hard, and just plain messy. Thankfully, the Lord reminds us time and time again in His word that fullness of joy is found in Him! Because of who God is and who His Son is, we have the ability to be joyful no matter the circumstance.  

We want to share with you a few of our favorite verses about joy and where to find it! Read below for five Bible verses to help you cultivate joy.  

5 Verses to Cultivate Joy

I Chronicles 16:33-34 

“Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”


Psalm 16:11

“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.”


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.”


James 1:2-3

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”


Isaiah 55:12

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

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