Joy is one of the greatest gifts we receive as Christian believers and children of God. I want to share with you my favorite Bible Verses about JOY. These are Scriptures from the Bible that will bring you encouragement all year long.

Psalms Bible verse about joy

What is Joy?

Before I reveal my favorite Bible verses about joy, let’s talk about what joy is.

Joy is not the same as happiness. We are happy when our circumstances are to our liking, which means we can become unhappy when our circumstances change. But joy is not dependent upon circumstances. It is a gift from God that is constant.

Bible verse about joy from Psalms

Joy in the Lord

Psalm 104 says that God is the source of our joy. Psalm 16 says that there is fullness of joy IN GOD’S PRESENCE. Matthew 28:20 says that God is with us ALWAYS. So if God is with us always, and there is fullness of joy in his presence, then…

All we need to do have more joy is to become more aware of God’s presence with us every day.

Scripture on joy from Psalm 16

Reading and Meditating on Scriptures on Joy

I find that reading and meditating on the Bible verses about joy, and even praying them back to God outloud, helps me to be more aware of his presence  and be filled with joy. I hope you will also receive encouragement from these Scriptures on joy. (Scroll to bottom of post to read my entire list.)


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Calendars with Bible Verses about Joy

To make reading and meditating on Bible verses about joy super easy, I created monthly calendars with a different Scripture on joy for each month. We look at our calendars every day, so that seemed like a good place to place Scriptures so we can be encouraged every day.

These are PERFECT for you if you have chosen JOY as your Word of the Year!

(Scroll down to the bottom of this post read my favorite Bible verses about joy that are included on these monthly calendars.)

Floral Calendar with Bible Verses about joy

You can choose from a Floral Calendar with beautiful watercolor flowers on each month
or a Coloring Calendar that has lovely black and white designs, ready for you to add your own color.

Coloring Calendar with Bible verses about joy

Printed, Printable or Digital

Which calendar format would you like? For your convenience, I have created both:

  • Printed, spiral-bound wall calendars
  • Printable/Digital versions to print at home or use digitally

If you want to hang your calendar on your wall and don’t want to mess with printing it yourself,
I recommend getting the PRINTED version from my JoDitt Designs Zazzle shop.
Get the Printed Delight in the Psalms FLORAL Calendar HERE.
Get the Printed Delight in the Word COLORING Calendar HERE.

If you want to make multiple copies and have access to a printer at home or work,
or if you want to use the calendar pages digitally on your computer, iPad or smartphone,
I recommend getting the Printable/Digital version.

2022 Calendar with Bible Verses about Joy

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Get the Printable FLORAL Calendar HERE
Get the Printable COLORING Calendar HERE.

Coloring calendar with Scriptures on joy

My favorite Bible verses about Joy:

You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. – Psalm 16:11 WEB

But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. – Psalm 59:16 NLT

Everything you speak to me is like joyous treasure, filling my life with gladness. – Psalm 119:111 TPT

The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. – Song of Solomon 2:12 NLT

But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice. Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them. Let them also who love your name be joyful in you. – Psalm 5:11 WEB

Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. – John 16:24 ESV

The Lord your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you.” – Zephaniah 3:17 NET

I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full. – John 15:11 WEB

My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. – James 1:2-3 NET

Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God. Experience for yourself the joyous mercies he gives to all who turn to hide themselves in him. – Psalm 34:8 TPT

Everyone come meet his face with a thankful heart. Don’t hold back your praises; make him great by your shouts of joy! – Psalm 95:2 TPT

For God has given us these seasons of joy, days that the God of Jacob decreed for us to celebrate and rejoice. – Psalm 81:4 TPT

May you be pleased with every sweet thought I have about you, for you are the source of my joy and gladness. – Psalm 104:34 TPT

John Scripture on joy

More Bible Verses about Joy

Let the sunrise of your love end our dark night. Break through our clouded dawn again! Only you can satisfy our hearts, filling us with songs of joy to the end of our days. – Psalm 90:14 TPT

You changed my mourning into dancing. You took off my funeral clothes and dressed me up in joy. – Psalm 30:11 CEB

But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”. – Psalm 40:156 NLT

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation. – Psalm 35:9 KJV

You lead me in the path of life. I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.. – Psalm 16:11 NET

What joy overwhelms everyone who keeps the ways of God, those who seek him as their heart’s passion!. – Psalm 119:2 TPT

You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. – Psalm 4:7 NLT

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. – Psalm 95:2 KJV

Clap your hands, all you people! Shout joyfully to God with a joyous shout! – Psalm 47:1 CEB

You godly ones, shout for joy because of the Lord! It is appropriate for the morally upright to offer him praise. – Psalm 33:1 NET

Psalm Scripture on joy

What are YOUR Favorite Bible Verses about Joy?

Please comment below and let me know what are YOUR favorite Scriptures on joy.

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