Let’s add the word “Joy” to our word box this week!
Here are a few of my favorites:
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Hebrews 12:1-2 – Christ’s joy at the cross
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
When you find yourself down, or letting someone steal your JOY, take a moment to stop and pray. “No one will take your joy from you.” “Count it all joy.” “May the God of hope fill you with all joy.”
Please share with us some of your favorite joy verses!