As Christians we know that the joy of the Lord is our strength(Neh8:10) But there are times when we feel sad or unhappy. On this page you will receivebible verses about happiness and then I will share with you how to get the lasting, God-kind of happiness which doesn't go away.
There is a bible verse that talks about the joy of the Lord Jesus Christ, despising the shame but looking onto the joy that was before Him, and I just want to encourage you that by the power of The Holy Ghost you can have a joyful heart that's full of true joy as you look forward to the great things that God is going to do in your life and the great things that He will do at the end of the ages.
So if you're dealing with a crushed spirit or you need to find gladness in your life again, then the Lord has greater joy that He wants to give you. He wants to show you the joy of His salvation in your life, and by faith may you receive a cheerful heart to live with hope and peace.
Enjoy these Scriptures on Happiness below.
Psalm 19:8 "The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight into living."
Psalm 119: 1-3 "Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths."
Psalm 16:20 "Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful."
Galatians 5:22-23 The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Psalm 30:5 Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Further Reading, Read Psalm 23
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Psalm 5:11 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.
1 Peter 1:8 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.
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.
Zephaniah 3:17 For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Psalm 47:1 Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise!
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More Bible Verses on Happiness
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
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.
"You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
"And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful. Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don't ignore it. Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home! For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord."
Psalm 119: 91-93
"Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans. If your instructions hadn't sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life."
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Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him.
John 16:22 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.
Proverbs 16:20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful.
Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
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Psalm 31:7 I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul.
To have lasting happiness or joy, you have to do what God says and trust Him with your life! This kind of happiness is not happiness that the world gives but it is joy that Lord gives you by His Spirit as The Lord Jesus said
John 15:9- 11 As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Remain in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. 11 I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
As you can see from this passage, fulfilling the purpose of God through Christ is how you get lasting joy. God given-purpose is the means by which you get joy and lasting happiness. Let's look at this further.
Whenever a Human Being discovers His or Her purpose, that Human Being Finds What it Means to be Exceptional and will Find God-given happiness.
Your purpose is not what you want to do. Your purpose, however, is what you are meant to do for a lifetime.
Let me say it again. Your purpose is not what you want to do right now or in 10 years. Your purpose is what you are meant to do for a lifetime. In other words, your purpose is not dictated to you based on your circumstances and your momentary desires and whims. Your purpose is revealed to you through your everlasting desires or passions, your everlasting talents or your uncommon millionaire talents, and your essence in life.
Joy and Genius are in Fulfilling Your God-given Purpose. Your Purpose Makes You Happy.
Your purpose is the essence of your life. OK, let me say it again. Your purpose is the essence of your life, and this means that wherever you go in life and in whatever circumstance you may find yourself, your purpose will go with you.
It doesn't leave you because you have jumped off course and done something crazy.
It doesn't leave you because you deviated from the path that you were meant to go down.
It stays with you as an internal compass for what you are meant to do for a lifetime. So, when you look at your lifetime goals, you have a great indication of your purpose, but this still can be lacking.
You must find your real purpose. You must go to the root of your essence for living and the essence of your life because the essence of your life is the Manufacturer’s blueprint for the reason why you were born. You can only find it in your essence. You can only find that deep down on the inside when you connect with God.
So, there is a work that you have to do in order to find that purpose. But the end result or the reward for doing that is finding your unique flair - your genius- and as a result your God-given happiness.
Your Purpose Makes You Exceptional and Happy
You find out what it means to be exceptional because there's only one person in this entire world that has your purpose, and that is you, and you are not a cookie-cutter work. You do not have the same life purpose as everyone else or the same destiny as everyone else. You are unique. You are special, and finding the essence of your life is to find your purpose and to find your purpose is to find what it means to be exceptional.
So, you see, purpose is a big deal and it’s what makes you mightily exceptional.
For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Philippians2:13).
With the help of God, your uniqueness will also reveal to you your purpose. Your uncommonness will reveal to you your purpose. Because it’s your difference that houses your purpose. It’s in the area of your difference that you are able to do something that no one else in this world is able to achieve. When you locate your difference, you’ll be in the vicinity of locating your purpose.
Your purpose is not common.
We see common when it exists in almost everything. Common is not hard to come by - it’s like the dirt on the road, or the air in the atmosphere. But your purpose doesn't exist in everybody. And that's why your uncommon purpose-driven talents are locked up in your passions, and they are purpose-driven.
Happiness Tip: God Considers You As Special, and You Need to Know and Accept This.
Here's a powerful bible verse on this topic.
1Peter2:9But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
You being special is not a statement of vain pride, but one of reality.
There's no one with the same purpose as you and no one with the same unique passions or “everlasting desires” as you.
Trust me, for even when I feel down, I still find myself feeling happy. I'm happy because God revealed Himself to me and showed me who I am in Him and the purpose He decided for my life even before I was born - just like Jeremiah.
There’s no one with the same DNA. Only you and no one else!
This is the bible verse that confirms this: Psalm 139:14 says, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
There’s no one else with the same fingerprint as you. Even twins do not have the same fingerprint. And even twins don't have exactly the same DNA, even though the majority of their DNAs are the same.
Happiness Tip: Celebrate Your God-Given Uniqueness
Even identical twins are unique!
Think about that! Here’s another thing you should bear in mind.
There's no one on this earth that can do what you do and there's no one on this earth that can see what you see and be who you are.
You are unique. You are special. And when you find everything that is uncommon and unique about you, you will be able to piece together your purpose with God’s help.
This is worth investing in. Nothing makes you happy like serving God the way He planned for you to serve Him!
Your Joy Will Be Complete When You Do What God has Called You Specifically To Do
Let’s find your purpose now.
List 10 Desires That You Have To Empower the World or Improve The World That Are Uncommon About You. Start each one with: “I want to….”
Now, see if you can find a common thread. Usually, if you go deep enough, you’ll find that the desires or goals that you have show a common thread, and it may even feel like you’re saying the same things with different words. That’s because you’re in the neighborhood of your purpose- it’s who you are regardless of the words or activities that you do.
Now, see if you can make a one-line desire statement that encapsulates all that you’ve mentioned above.
There you go, you now have a great idea of what your purpose is! As we know the purpose of man is to worship and glorify God, and this has to do with our service to Him (Romans 12:1-2). But there are different types of servants. This process helps you to identify your difference.
Some are called to be pastors, others business-people, others consultants, others school teachers etc. All of them however are servants of God.
Check out this bible verse.
More Bible Verses On The Happiness That Walking in God-given Purpose Gives
"We have different gifts according to the grace given us. If one’s gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith; if it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully." Romans 12:7
You’ll find that as you grow, you’ll gain more clarification, but this is a great place to start!!
Because as you commit your way to the Lord, He directs you by your desires to the area He wants you to serve in(Proverbs 3:5-8, Psalm 37:4, Philippians 2:13). This doesn't mean that you don't serve in different areas in ministry etc. but it does mean that He has a main or predominant place of service for you and it may not be within the 4 walls.
So, here’s what I want you to do.
Write 10 Talents of yours that make you happy because you simply love to do them. Don’t think about your standard talents only, think about those things that people may not consider to be talents like studying patterns in politics, or seeing what others don’t see.
Which of these talents makes you feel the most alive? Which of them makes you feel like this is what you’re supposed to be spending the rest of your life doing?
Let’s Get Five of Those (that you mentioned earlier):
Now, of the 5 that you mentioned above, which of these makes you feel the most connected to your purpose (that we discovered earlier). Which of them makes you feel the greatest “high”? Which one makes you feel like this is THE talent of your purpose?
Write it here:
God-given Happiness Is Found in Connecting with and Fulfilling Your God-given Purpose
Congratulations! You’ve just found your major Uncommon purpose-driven Talent. And the other 4 that you mentioned previous may be your minor Uncommon purpose-driven Talents!
Did you see what we did? When you marry talent to purpose you find your Uncommon purpose-driven Talents- the talents that will truly unlock your genius to the world!
Now go and be happy doing what God has called you to do, being led by the Holy Spirit to fulfill your purpose using the uncommon talents and desires(Psalm 37:4) He gave you to serve Him.
I'll leave you with this bible verse: Psalm 97:11Light is sown on the righteous, gladness on the upright in heart.
For lasting happiness, fulfilling your God-given purpose, just as the Lord Jesus fulfilled His, is the way to go.